X Marks the Spot

X marks the spot was recorded in print as early as 1813 but is probably much older, in use as long as an ‘X’ has been used to mark particular spots on maps. It is especially associated with treasure maps, where X marks the spot where the treasure is buried. Meaning X marks the spot as an … Read more

Johnny On The Spot

Johnny on the Spot (sometimes spelled Johnny-on-the-spot) is an idiom which has been in use in the United States since the 1890’s. Meaning A ‘Johnny on the spot’ is a person who is always available and willing to do whatever needs to be done. He or she is always in the right place when they … Read more