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come on board

1. To board a passenger vehicle, such as a plane, ship, train, etc. Once the boat docks, you can come on board.
2. To join a company, organization, or some other group. The former president of marketing at Floogle Inc. has come on board as Spacebook's new chief financial officer. We feel you would make a great addition to our team, so we'd be delighted if you would consider coming on board.
See also: board, come, on
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come on board

Join an organization or other kind of group. This transfer from the nautical meaning of getting on a ship or boat dates from the twentieth century. It is often expressed as a hearty invitation to join a business organization, as in “The personnel officer was very impressed with you, so we hope you’ll come on board.”
See also: board, come, on
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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