(to be) on a roll

Idiom Definition

"to be on a roll"

to be currently involved in a series of positive events or successes

Idiom Definition - to be on a roll


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be on a roll

Sam's Sunday afternoon soccer team has won the last twelve games they have played.

Sam's soccer team is on a roll!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be on a roll

Bill has been having a great day selling used cars.  So far today, eight customers have walked onto Bill's Used Car Lot and Bill has sold eight cars.  Bill has sold a car to everyone who came to his car lot.

You could say that Bill is on a roll.

to be on a roll - Usage:


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to be on a roll - Gerund Form:

Being on a roll can help a person to feel successful.

to be on a roll - Examples:

1)  A great programmer, on a roll, could create a million dollars worth of wealth in a couple weeks.

2)  We are on a roll, so let's up the RPM's.

3)  Capping sales commissions just when star sales employees are on a roll encourages them to call it quits once their targets are met.

4)  I doubt he is planning on losing this weekend. When you are on a roll like he is, losing is not an option.

5)  With Dave, we were on a roll and the album came very fast.

6)  It can really be easy to get on a roll and then realize you've been neglecting the kids.

7)  Ouch! He was on a roll, and then, clunk, that Beatles reference

8)  Powerful Nicaraguan is on a roll and has stopped several foes on a higher level than this barely-ranked challenger.

9)  You're on a roll. You kill at the call-back. You're now a finalist.

10)  I know where the story is going and I'm on a roll.

11)  You really have me on a roll... I'd better stop now before my head explodes.

12)  Keep it up, you're on a roll.

13)  We're on a roll! Two episodes in a row in the design series.

14)  The right-hander has been on a roll in his last three starts.

15)  True, the temptation is to continue when you're on a roll, but I find that is counter-productive for me.

16)  IBM has been on a roll lately with interesting information you can use to grow your business. 

17)  Evernote is on a roll making massive visual changes to its products.

18)  He clearly was on a roll in this introduction and not to be disheartened by any wavering of generalities.

19)  Okay, I use to write shorter posts but I just get on a roll and can't help myself for the most part. 

20)  We're going to get a win and we're going to get on a roll so it's just a matter of getting that win.