on the scent (of something)

on the scent (of something)
on the ˈscent (of sth) idiom
close to discovering sth

Scientists are on the scent of a cure.

Main entry:scentidiom

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  • (the) scent of something — the scent of something phrase a feeling that a new situation is going to happen the scent of victory (=the feeling that you are going to be successful): The scent of victory was in the air. Thesaurus: signs of how things are or what may happen in …   Useful english dictionary

  • the scent of something — a feeling that a new situation is going to happen the scent of victory (= the feeling that you are going to be successful): The scent of victory was in the air …   English dictionary

  • put someone off the scent — throw/put someone/off the scent phrase to do something to try to prevent someone from discovering the truth Detectives were thrown off the scent after evidence was destroyed. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw off the scent — throw/put someone/off the scent phrase to do something to try to prevent someone from discovering the truth Detectives were thrown off the scent after evidence was destroyed. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw someone off the scent — throw (someone) off the scent to give someone false or confusing information so that they will not discover something. The police were thrown off the scent for a while by two of the witnesses, who were found later to be lying. Etymology: based on …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw off the scent — throw (someone) off the scent to give someone false or confusing information so that they will not discover something. The police were thrown off the scent for a while by two of the witnesses, who were found later to be lying. Etymology: based on …   New idioms dictionary

  • put (someone) off the scent — put/throw (someone) off the scent if you throw someone off the scent, you give them false or confusing information to try to stop them discovering something. The police were thrown off the scent for a while by false evidence given by two of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw (someone) off the scent — put/throw (someone) off the scent if you throw someone off the scent, you give them false or confusing information to try to stop them discovering something. The police were thrown off the scent for a while by false evidence given by two of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • scent — scent1 [ sent ] noun * 1. ) count a particular smell, especially a pleasant one: an apple with a rich flavor and scent The sweet fresh scent of newly baked bread filled the house. a ) count or uncount the smell that an animal or person has, which …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scent — I UK [sent] / US noun Word forms scent : singular scent plural scents * 1) a) [countable] a particular smell, especially a pleasant one an apple with a rich flavour and scent The sweet fresh scent of newly baked bread filled the house. b)… …   English dictionary

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