Synonyms of on the hop in English:

on the hop


See definition of on the hop

phrase

1‘he was caught on the hop’

SYNONYMS
unprepared, unready, off guard, unawares, by surprise, with one's defences down
napping, asleep at the wheel
British with one's trousers down
North American with one's pants down
ANTONYMS

prepared

2‘we were always kept on the hop’

SYNONYMS
busy, occupied, employed, working, at work, rushed off one's feet, hard-pressed, on the job
busy as a bee, on the go
ANTONYMS

idle