it's on

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it's on

  1. (colloquial) An implied conflict is starting.
    • 1959: Girls Town (film)
      [A man from a competing gang throws a drink in Fred's face, just before a fight begins.]
      Fred Alger (Mel Tormé): It's on!

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Used as an announcement of a (usually physical) fight between two increasingly hostile groups, typically stated by one of the parties to the fight.

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