Johnny-on-the-spot

Johnny-on-the-spot

[jon-ee-on-thuh-spot, -awn-]
noun Informal.
a person who is on hand to perform a service, seize an opportunity, deal with an emergency, etc.

Origin:
1860–65

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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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