Living by constant petty frauds and crimes; watchful for dupes: sleeping till ten in the morning, on the hustle in the streets or the poolrooms (1970s+)
- On the increase
Growing, especially in frequency of occurrence, as in Violent crime is on the increase. [ Mid-1700s ]
- On the inside
adverb phrase Having access to the most confidential information; near the focus of power and influence (1932+) In a position of confidence or influence, as in The new reporter said he got his facts from at least one official on the inside. [ c. 1930 ]
[on-th uh-job, awn-] /ˈɒn ðəˌdʒɒb, ˈɔn-/ adjective 1. done, received, or happening while in actual performance of one’s work: on-the-job training.
- On the legit
adj phr,adv phr Lawful; legal; on the level: strictly on the legit (1931+)