Meaning of on the door in English:

on the door


mainly British
  • 1Monitoring admission to a building or event.

    ‘the uniformed commissionaires on the door’
    • ‘The course provides the training needed to gain a licence to work on the door.’
    • ‘I managed to jump the first four queues after explaining the situation to the bloke on the door.’
    • ‘We've got staff on the door, we've had a membership scheme and we use plastic glasses.’
    • ‘I was on the door in a glittery black dress, handing out champagne, when my mobile rang.’
    • ‘A few tickets had been bought in advance on a no refund basis but most people had bought them on the door.’
  • 2On admission to an event rather than in advance.

    • ‘they were going that night to try and buy tickets on the door for a comedy show’