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You are on!

When I watch american movies listen very often the expression "You are on!" What do it means?
I think it's a positive thought as "I like you, you are ok".

For learning: Italian
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    It means something more like "challenge accepted".

     

    Perhaps the phrase is related to the 'it's on' 'that's not on' and corresponding 'off' phrases and may derive from them.

    Alternatively it might be a shortening of a phrase like 'on target' , or 'on the money'

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