‘Think on his or her feet’

When someone thinks on his/her feet, he/she reacts very quickly to a situation. You mean that he/she is mentally alert. Especially in a situation when things are happening very quickly.

Example:  The reason why Priya is being sent to represent the company is because my boss feels she has the ability to think on her feet. * Ganpat prides himself on his ability to think on his feet.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) – December 04, 2006.

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