What does ON A ROLL mean?

MichaelADIdioms & Slang

Learning idioms like this one will help make your English sound more natural and more colorful!


On a roll means to be experiencing a series of successes or accomplishments. We use this idiom to describe a period of continuous achievement or good fortune.

Here are some examples using on a roll:

  • Lisa has been on a roll with her sales lately. She keeps closing deals one after another.
  • Mark’s basketball team is on a roll. They have won five consecutive games.
  • Emily is on a roll with her studies. She has been getting top grades in all her exams.

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