Definition of on fire in English:

on fire

  • 1In flames; burning.
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    • The intrepid dad ran outside to find his van was on fire and flames were spreading to the front of his home.
    • A terraced house was on fire, with smoke and flames pouring from the ground and first floor windows.
    • A log in that unsightly pile writhed as if it were already on fire, though the flames had not quite reached it.
    burning, alight, ablaze, blazing, aflame, in flames
    literary afire
  • 1.1In a state of excitement: Wright is now on fire with confidence
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    • The troupe was literally on fire, as they turned, swayed and bent showing amazing skills.
    • The crowd was literally on fire, as couples jived as if there was no tomorrow.
    • After a poor performance in Cork the previous weekend the home side were always going to come out on fire.
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