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get on the phone

1. To begin talking to someone on the telephone. The boss just got on the phone, but I can tell her you stopped by. Holly gets on the phone with her boyfriend as soon as she comes home from school every day—it's so annoying.
2. To ask someone else to speak to the caller or join in on the current phone conversation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "on." Get Ryan on the phone—he's the only one that can sort out this mess. OK, well, this irate customer is demanding that I get the CEO on the phone.
See also: get, on, phone

get on the (phone) extension

1. To begin talking to someone on the telephone. The full word "telephone" can also be used before "extension" in both usages. The boss just got on the extension, but I can tell her you stopped by.
2. To ask someone else to speak to the caller or join in on the current phone conversation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "get" and "on." Get Ryan on the extension—he's the only one that can sort out this mess. OK, well, this irate customer is demanding that I get the CEO on the phone extension.
See also: extension, get, on

get on(to) the (tele)phone

 and get on(to) the (telephone) extension
to pick up a telephone receiver to talk to someone or make a telephone call. I'll get onto the extension and talk with Fred. I'll get on the phone and call Fran right away.
See also: get, on, phone
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If the taxpayer's return is due prior to 180 days after the property transfer in question, he or she must apply for a filing extension in order to have the entire 180 days to obtain the replacement property.
Is not applying for an extension to file an individual income tax return (Form 1040) or
Taxpayers who make an election under an automatic extension, or whose tax liability would be affected by the election, must report their income in a manner that is consistent with the election.
Under new rules announced earlier this year, taxpayers need not pay the tax until the four-month extension period ends--August 15, 1993, for 1992 returns.
Partnerships can automatically extend this date initially for three months by filing Form 8736, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.
The extension request should be completed in accordance with the form's instructions and then electronically transmitted to the service center where the return will be filed.
An automatic six-month extension from the due date of the return (excluding extensions) to make both statutory and regulatory elections whose due dates were the return's due date (or its due date including extensions);