Any Idiom/Slang Term for Answering The Phone Quickly

IamLovingIt

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Hello Everyone,

In my mother-tongue, there's a term when someone answers his/her phone call on the very first ring and it'd be something like this if translated literally into plain English: sleeping/sitting on the phone!

[Friend #1 answering the phone on the first ring]
Friend #1: Hello!
Friend #2: Hey! Are you sleeping/sitting on your phone?! [laughing]
[Blah Blah Blah]

I'm just wondering if there's any equivalent for the term in English.

Thanks in advance,
 

emsr2d2

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I've certainly used "Wow! Were you sitting on top of the phone?" However, I only say that if I'm calling someone's landline (the phone in their house) because usually it takes people a few rings to get to the phone. I wouldn't say it if I were ringing their mobile. Most people answer their mobile much faster because quite frequently it's in their hand or a handy pocket when it rings.
 

teechar

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Try:
You must be glued to the phone!
 
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