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get onto

1. To step aboard a mode of transportation (such as a train or airplane). I think you'll feel better once we've gotten onto the plane and are headed for Hawaii. As soon as I got onto the train, the conductor announced a delay.
2. To figure out that someone is doing something in secret. Keep your voice down, we don't want mom to get onto us! The police are here—somebody's gotten onto us!
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Anyway, it does seem a bit harsh that after all the hard work involved in getting onto this show, three from a group of seven end up being sent packing after cooking just one plate of food.
In October last year, a passenger traveling to South California ended up in Texas after getting onto a wrong flight.
Web and e-mail protection: Effective web and e-mail protection can prevent botnet-recruiting malware from getting onto your network in the first place.
The Collector and Distributor Left (CDL) road will be closed between the Al Kheesa Interchange and Al Kharaitiyat Interchange with new connections provided for getting onto the loops on the westbound side of the appropriate intersections.
The house needs to be seen to be appreciated and is, in the opinion of selling agent Wiglesworth, an excellent means of getting onto the property ladder.
For the last couple of weeks, when getting onto the M42 between J4 and J5 the speed limit has changed five times between those two junctions, creating queues rather than helping traffic flow.
Keen to return to Wales, she decided getting onto the career ladder was the best next option.
Commuters on the underground in London were shocked yesterday to see an 8ft white bear getting onto an (Arctic) circle line train yesterday.
A big part of the work ahead is on the training ground and I look forward to meeting the players and getting onto the grass with them.
He further adds,"Now that a lot of the industries and local employers are getting onto the promotional thing within their own organisations, I think we've seen a drop in the number of people attending the public ones but that doesn't mean people aren't getting that info.
It was just one of a series of impressive performances which saw the Abergavenny Road Club cyclist achieve her season's target of getting onto British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme for the 2013/2014 year.
TWO Stockton apprentices joined those sharing their experiences looking for work before finally getting onto the career ladder at a celebratory event.
I understand that times may have changed, but what to happened to being courteous/ patient and forming an orderly queue and getting onto the bus in your turn like a civilised human?
Summary: More than half of people think they have no prospect of ever getting onto the property ladder, a study has found.
Waterman unveiled a milestone at Porthmadog Harbour station before getting onto the footplate of a loco and heading up the line to Beddgelert, stopping at Pont Croesor for a ceremony.
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