Definition of be on the offensive in English:

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be on the offensive

Act or be ready to act aggressively: the forces of fascism were very much on the offensive
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  • Well, the potential for a different kind of scam has proponents of electronic voting on the offensive.
  • The idea that fundamentalism is on the offensive and threatening to dominate public life is widely held on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • I think the president has also been on the offensive, which I think has certainly helped him.
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