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*onto someone

seeing through someone's deception. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; catch ~.) By the time we got on to the con artists, they were out of town. The sheriff got onto Jed, and Jed wanted to get out of town fast.

*onto something

1. Fig. alerted to or aware of a deceitful plan. (*Typically: be ~; catch ~.) The cops are onto your little game here. Fig. having found something useful or promising; on the verge of discovering something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I think we are really onto something this time. lam onto a new discovery.
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Inbound to Worcester: The bus departs via Mechanic Street in Southbridge, turns right on Main Street, right onto Central Street, and departs Southbridge via Worcester Street.
Sew a button onto the top side of the opposite end of the ribbon.
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Seeing that he was unable to go for a rear-naked chokehold, Hughes instead began to throw punches and elbows onto Gracie at a furious pace and McCarthy stopped the fight with just under a minute left in the first round.
Slowly peel the tape off the magazine, and stick it onto a sheet of black construction paper.
of indexing and cooling time, the molds are automatically dumped onto a shakeout that discharges the castings onto a conveyor and then into a water quench.
All the text allows us to do is to examine the fruits of love--and perhaps to read them onto the body of the earth as much as the body of the beloved (creation is itself the fruit of love, but whose love?
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and can also be retrofitted onto existing baler infeed conveyors.
Above, gantry walkways of the first and second floor corridors provide vantage points onto the hall and access to the mechanism of its rolling crane.
Fernandez: Noseblunt slide down the rail; kickflip back lip up the bank onto the flat rail; frontside noseslide the high ledge.
We want to meet the policy objectives of the government in terms of economic and social development, and we also we want to, explain that there's a valid proposition of the ONTO remaining as a Crown corporation," Stevens says.
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