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a leg to stand on a valid or convincing basis for a point of view.
a new lease on life an opportunity to live a happier life because of improved circumstances.
add-on an optional item that may be bought in addition to a main item to supplement or improve it. [2 definitions]
and so on with more of the same type. [2 definitions]
bank on (informal) to count on.
bargain on to anticipate. [2 definitions]
base on balls in baseball, an advance to first base taken by a batter to whom four balls have been pitched. (See walk.)
be on the bandwagon to join a party, cause, or movement because it seems assured of success, as during an election.
be on to (informal) to have inside information about.
big on excited about; having a liking for.
blot on one's escutcheon a disgraceful blemish on one's reputation.
border on to almost be.
brush up on to bring up to date or review.
carry on to continue to do or go on as before. [2 definitions]
carry-on of luggage, small enough to be stored in the passenger cabin of an airplane. [2 definitions]
carrying-on (informal; usu. pl.) silly, wild, or improper behavior.
check up on to try to get information about what someone is doing.
chip on one's shoulder a bitter or unhappy feeling that lasts for a long time; grudge.
close in on to come near to or surround in order to capture.
collect on delivery a method of ordering or shipping goods in which payment is made, usu. in cash, when the goods are delivered; c.o.d. [2 definitions]