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Johnny-on-the-spot

[jon-ee-on-th uh-spot, -awn-] /ˈdʒɒn i ɒn ðəˈspɒt, -ɔn-/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person who is on hand to perform a service, seize an opportunity, deal with an emergency, etc.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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Johnny-on-the-spot

noun

A person who is ready and effective when needed: Ed was Johnny-on-the-spot and we got it cleaned up quick (1896+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Johnny-on-the-spot

A person who is available when needed, as in He always is there at the right time, a real Johnny-on-the-spot. [ Late 1800s ]
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