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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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One in five said they had better uses for the money, and 14 per cent said they were putting it towards getting onto the property ladder.
While it is a shot in the arm for CBI, ED and others fighting to bring back Mallya to face Indian law, the man accused of being a 'wilful defaulter' may not be getting onto an India-bound plane anytime soon.
Will Hale, of Key Retirement, which specialises in turning value in homes into Getting onto property expensive lifetime loans via equity release, says: "Parents naturally want to help children and grandchildren, but it is desperately sad if that comes with emotional fall-out on top of financial costs."
Getting onto Match of the Day every week is great but you will still be written off with little or no research (Chris Sutton), referred to as a "lesser club", and given a paltry two minutes at the end of the show.
On both occasions it was their fault as they got up before the bus had stopped, but on the other hand someone who is getting onto the bus needs to be able to get a seat before the driver can pull away, and if an accident occurs this way it is usually the fault of the driver.
In an effort to highlight their campaign protesters are now hoping dozens of residents from nearby homes will join them in trying to prevent lorries getting onto the site.
By ELIAS MAKORIbrIN GOLD COASTChristine Ongare spared Kenya's boxing team the embarrassment of a total annihilation by getting onto the medal podium on Wednesday with victory in the women's flyweight contest at the Oxenford Studios.With the rest of Team Kenya's boxers sent home without a medal, Ongare was the last of the 11-strong squad to get onto the ring, and she was under immense pressure in her quarter-final bout of the 51-kilogramme category.
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.
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