Definition of switched-on in English:

Share this entry


Entry from British & World English dictionary


British informal
Aware of what is going on or what is up to date: your shortcomings will be apparent to a switched-on youngster
More example sentences
  • Well, the talk went better than I expected - I covered all the main points in a logical and complete fashion, and successfully fielded some difficult questions from a very switched-on audience.
  • And he should know since he's been spinning amazing records there for more than a decade, drawing the city's most switched-on clubbers into an alternate reality of future sound and great parties.
  • ‘For that to happen, what you need is a switched-on CEO and a good communication structure between members of the hospitality industry,’ he says.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.