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get aboard

To board a mode of transportation, such as a plane, train, or boat. Yeah, we've gotten aboard the plane, but we're just sitting at the gate right now.
See also: aboard, get
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get aboard something

to get onto a ship, a train, or an airplane. What time should we get aboard the ship? Everyone can get aboard at noon.
See also: aboard, get
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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