Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 14:31

on a roll

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on a roll

  1. (idiomatic) Having a streak of good luck or good progress or success.
    He was on a roll with the answers that day and didn't want to stop.
    • 2011 December 15, Felicity Cloake, “How to cook the perfect nut roast”, Guardian:
      The chopped mushrooms add depth to both the Waitrose and the Go-Go Vegan recipe, but what gives the latter some real clout on the flavour front is a teaspoon of Marmite. Vegetarian tweeter Jessica Edmonds tells me her boyfriend likes a similar recipe because "it tastes of Twiglets!". I'm with him – frankly, what's Christmas without a Twiglet? – but Annie Bell's goat's cheese has given me an idea for something even more festive. Stilton works brilliantly with parsnips, providing a savoury richness which feels a little more special than common or garden yeast extract. Blue cheese calls to mind the chestnuts used by Mary Berry of course, and now I'm on a roll, I pop in some sage and onion too, in a nod to the classic festive stuffing.