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Thread: have been on us

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    have been on us

    The sentence says: "Or the police would have been on us right then and there!"

    It might sound silly but I really don't understand what it exactly means.

    I guess it means "or the police has been keeping an eye on us". Yes or no, pls help!!

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    Re: have been on us

    Not enough context!

    I think it should read "have been onto us" - have noted what we are doing and are aware of us.

    On the other hand, it might mean that they arrested "us".


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