Meaning of on the bounce in English:

on the bounce


  • 1As something rebounds.

    ‘he caught the ball on the bounce’
    • ‘He ran through to catch the ball on the bounce.’
    • ‘A child caught his ball on the bounce and turned with his friends to admire our cars.’
    • ‘The full-back came from nowhere to take the ball on the bounce.’
    • ‘He took the ball on the bounce and positively shook off at least three tacklers before finding himself with only the centre to beat and two metres to go.’
    • ‘The full back gathered a misplaced clearance kick before chipping the defence and gathering the ball on the bounce to score a great individual try.’
    • ‘He hit the ball on the bounce low into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.’
    • ‘Fielding in my usual habitat (the boundary), I even managed to stop the odd ball that came my way, and caught one rather neatly on the bounce.’
    • ‘His shot on the bounce from the right side of the box flew over the bar.’
    • ‘He hit a shot on the bounce - from 30 yards - but the ball went straight into the arms of the keeper.’
    • ‘The forward burst through and hitting a lovely half-volley on the bounce.’
    1. 1.1 informal In quick succession.
      • ‘it's nice to get four victories on the bounce’
      • ‘He won four frames on the bounce to edge 4-3 ahead.’
      • ‘Coming off four heavy defeats on the bounce, his charges looked lamentably short on confidence.’
      • ‘We've been striving for that consistency and to win four on the bounce is brilliant.’
      • ‘It's one of those leagues - you can win four on the bounce and go top or you can lose four and go right down - and that's exactly what we've done.’
      • ‘It gave him back-to-back victories in the race and his thirteenth on the bounce.’
      • ‘We'd won six on the bounce before that and had turned our season around, so it was vital that we didn't slip up again.’
      • ‘We've had three tough games on the bounce but only come away with a point, which just isn't good enough.’
      • ‘There would have been more pressure on me if I had come into a team that had won every single game on the bounce.’
      • ‘Things had started to come together the previous season when we won six or seven on the bounce.’
      • ‘We know we have to build on the win and put together an unbeaten run of five or six games on the bounce.’