on the spot

on the spot
phrase
1. (immediately) 
The soldiers laid down their arms on the spot when they saw they were surrounded.Los soldados se rindieron en el acto al ver que estaban rodeados.
2. (in the same place) 
The doctor had to perform surgery on the man on the spot, which undoubtedly saved his life.La doctor tuvo que hacerle una cirugía al hombre allá mismo, lo cual sin duda le salvó la vida.
The mechanic didn't have to order any special parts, so he was able to fix my car on the spot.El mecánico no tuvo que ordenar ninguna pieza especial, así que pudo arreglar mi carro en el mismo sitio.
3. (in the center of attention; used with "put") 
My boss put me on the spot in front of everyone. I didn't even have the report on hand.Mi jefe me puso en un aprieto delante de todos. Ni siquiera tenía el informe a mano.
Because I'm a comedian, sometimes when I meet people, they sort of put me on the spot and say, "Say something funny!"Como soy humorist, a veces cuando conozco a las personas, me ponen en evidencia un poco y dicen: "¡Di algo chistoso!"
4. (in place) (United Kingdom) 
Gordon was jumping up and down on the spot to try to keep warm.Gordon saltaba en el lugar para mantenerse en calor.
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