Definition of 'on-the-spot'
Example sentences containing 'on the spot'
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There were flowers and cards placed on the spot. The Sun (2006)She was offered a place on the spot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Cyclists can face 50 on-the-spot fines if caught by cops. The Sun (2016)Police could soon have the technology to pull over noisy vehicles and issue on-the-spot fines. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Or they can hand out an on-the-spot fine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Offenders face on-the-spot fines and possible court action. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has also imposed a system of on-the-spot fines. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An on-the-spot diagnostic test would help to resolve uncertain cases and give doctors stronger grounds to refuse demands for drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Drivers who park illegally on cycle lanes also face on-the-spot fines and penalty points under a review designed to tackle careless driving. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THOUSANDS of unpaid police volunteers are to be given powers to detain crime suspects or slap them with on-the-spot fines. The Sun (2016)They have handed out 30 on-the-spot fines for minor offences. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The notion that on-the-spot 100 fines will bring sanity and serenity is hopelessly naive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The publication would combine old fashioned, on-the-spot reporting with deft editing and a distinctive voice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Government is planning to give police new powers to issue on-the-spot fines to foreign drivers caught committing traffic offences. Times, Sunday Times (2008)More than 1,400 civilians now have the right to take your name and address and issue on-the-spot fines for minor offences. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A council enforcement officer spotted it, took photographs and issued an on-the-spot fine. The Sun (2008)He failed an on-the-spot eye test given by a PC. The Sun (2012)Motorists who go to court to challenge speeding tickets or on-the-spot fines for using a mobile phone while driving could pay up to 120 as a surcharge. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Translations for 'on-the-spot'
British English: on-the-spot ADJECTIVE
On-the-spot things are done immediately and at the place where you are.
Rail travellers who try to avoid paying their fares could face on-the-spot fines.
Definition of on-the-spot from the Collins English Dictionary
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