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on board

1. Literally, riding on or in a ship, bus, train, airplane, etc. With all passengers on board, the station master blew the whistle and the train left the station.
2. In agreement with; ready or willing to participate. Is everyone on board with the new plan? Then let's get to work!
3. Employed or working with. We have a new engineer on board who specializes in repairing these kinds of computers. Welcome to the company, Dan—it's great to have you on board.
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on board

 
1. Lit. aboard (on or in) a ship, bus, airplane, etc. Is there a doctor on board? We have a sick passenger. When everyone is on board, we will leave.
2. Fig. employed by someone; working with someone. Our company has a computer specialist on board to advise us about the latest technology. Welcome to the company, Tom. We're all glad you're on board now.
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on board

Joining in or participating, as in The department head addressed the new employees, saying "Welcome on board," or The opera company has a new vocal coach on board to help the soloists. This expression alludes to being on or in a vessel, airplane, or other vehicle. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]
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on board

as a member of a team or group. informal
On board literally means on or in a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, or (of a jockey) riding a horse.
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on ˈboard

on or in a ship, an aircraft or a train: Have the passengers gone on board yet? ♢ (figurative) It’s good to have you on board (= working with us) for this project.
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on board

1. Aboard.
2. Ready to participate or be included; amenable: The entire class was on board for the excursion to the park.
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