Meaning of on the qui vive in English:

on the qui vive


  • On the alert or lookout.

    ‘it's tiring to be always on the qui vive’
    • ‘the regiment remained on the qui vive for invasion’
    alert, awake, watchful, wide awake, observant, perceptive, percipient, acute, aware, noticing, heeding, heedful, mindful, vigilant, on guard, on one's guard, on one's toes, on the qui vive, on the lookout