In a tight spot - If you're in a tight spot, you're in a difficult situation.
Johnny on the spot - A person who is always available; ready, willing, and able to do what needs to be done.('Johnny-on-the-spot' is also used.)
Leopard can't change its spots - This idiom means that people cannot change basic aspects of their character, especially negative ones. ("A leopard doesn't change its spots" is also used.)
Rooted to the spot - If someone is rooted to the spot, they canot move, either physically or they cannot think their way out of a problem.
Spot on - If something is spot on, it is exactly right.
X marks the spot - This is used to say where something is located or hidden.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Scot. & D. spat, Dan. spette, Sw. spott, spittle, slaver; from the root of E. spit,. See Spit to eject from the mouth, and cf. Spatter
If we again enter the defile we may find no other level spot.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
They are but too glad to get away from the suspected spot.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
I shall call him Two-spot because he is the smallest thing in the pack.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
Life also came to the spot, and between them they raised the boyish captain up.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
The canoe was directed in such a manner that, by merely keeping its head down the stream, it would float to the spot where the swans were.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Carteret could not conceive that Davis' Land was but a small island, a spot lost in the immensity of the ocean.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
It was almost empty, and the spot indicated in the letter was soon determined upon.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
He hesitated a moment, trying to think of some other spot where they might run, some spot less suggestive of shining eyes.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Just before dark he came to an ideal spot to camp.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Chew-chew knew where the men were lying in wait and she pointed out the spot.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
And if the children in their roam
Know not the spot;
Enough if but by love alone,
I'm not forgot.
"Ajax' Monument" by Frank Barbour Coffin
I watch it from my lonely cot,
When stars shine o'er the hallowed ground,
And think there is no sweeter spot,
The whole wide earth around.
"The Old Church on the Hill" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Amidst the first young flow'rs of spring,
Which o'er this still, and lonely spot,
A gleam of grace and beauty fling,
I found a pale "Forget me not!"
"To Susanna. February 1824" by Eliza Acton
Yes,— it is no fault of Nature's,
If the vice of fallen creatures
Spots her with a curse;
Man in towns hath viler features,
And his guilt is worse.
"Country Life" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Then come to this lone spot, and say,
"The Roses which she lov'd, are gone;
The violet wreaths have died away;
And e'en the minstrel-birds are flown.
"The Last Song" by Eliza Acton
I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast made
Joy to abound;
So many gentle thoughts and deeds
Circling us round,
That in the darkest spot of earth
Some love is found.
"My God, I thank Thee who hast made" by Adelaide Anne Procter
BAY VIEW- A hidden hot spot nestled along the river in the corner of a Milwaukee neighborhood.
Police said the man was spotted near the school.
1 spot in the country.
BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY)-- A long time tourist destination could now be a travel spot for researchers as well.
A long time tourist destination could now be a travel spot for researchers as well.
Celebrities spotted in Bartlesville .
Katie Keleher told FOX23 that she spotted George Clooney while she was eating dinner at Frank and Lola's in Bartlesville .
Food Chain / Food & Drink This Week in Food & Drink: Kushiyaki and sushi, Key Ingredient blood, spots for Bastille Day , Scott Harris Watch.
Delmon Young has batted in the fifth spot in all 92 games he has started this season.
Lopez moved down to eighth spot in batting order .
TCP survey shows that carriers continue to be active in the spot market.
Orlando Bloom never looked happier than when he was spotted out Sunday with his newborn son Flynn, and RadarOnline.com has the fantastic pictures.
Bear Cub Spotted in Plattsburgh.
A 40-pound bear cub was spotted in the city of Plattsburgh on Thursday.
Katherine Silvia/Bluffton Today BT Presentation Editor Katherine Silvia spotted this brown widow spider taking up residence outside her front door recently.
Much more restrictive compactness constraints can be achieved if the two spot hypothesis is correct.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
The main reason for this being that large amplitudes are much more diﬃcult to achieve with two spots than one.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
The bright spot is most clearly seen at short optical wavelengths, and it may be an off-nuclear starburst region (H00) or background AGN.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
X-ray and radio data, is about 1997, when the ﬁrst optical spot was discovered.
Monitoring the Evolution of the X-ray Remnant of SN 1987A
If the angle is large then we are in a tighter spot: it could stay large for several steps.
Random walks that avoid their past convex hull