Related to A-tiptoe: tiptoe around


adv.1.On tiptoe; eagerly expecting.
We all feel a-tiptoe with hope and confidence.
- F. Harrison.
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It reads: "This day is called the feast of Ninian, "He that supports this day, and comes safe home, "Will stand a-tiptoe when the day is named, "And rouse him at the cry of Cardiff City.
The soldier, he says, that lives through the battle will "stand a-tiptoe when this day is named / And rouse him at the name of Crispian," remembering English valor and victory on the field of Agincourt (4.