A military term used by Robert A. Heinlein in his first-rate novel Starship Troopers, it is synonymous with the more commonly used phrases of on the ball and on your toes. In other terms, it means being in a state of readiness and awareness, and usually involves thinking one step ahead.
Sarge was really cracking down this week, so our squad had to be on the bounce 24/7.
My nephew's chess skills have dramatically improved, so whenever I play him I have to be on the bounce if I really want to win.
1.) To depart.
2.) To have an air of style, fashion, progressiveness, coolness, hipness, spunk, and moxy.
1.) I am getting a bit tired of this party, let's bounce.
a. Others may not see it but I think that Anna has bounce.
b. "We've got more bounce in California than all y'all combined." from the song by Soul Kid #1 "More Bounce"