on the attack

on the attack
on the attack
: making an attack

The soldiers were on the attack. [=were attacking the enemy]

The team was on the attack [=was aggressively trying to score] for most of the first half.

The team went on the attack [=began to attack] and quickly scored a goal.

The candidate went on the attack and accused his opponent of lying.

Opponents of the project went on the attack and defeated the land sale.

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