send (something) on(redirected from send on something)
send (something) on
To forward or pass on something, especially documents or mail. I heard you're looking for a new IT specialist—let me send on the resume of a guy I know. Please send our mail on to the new address.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
send someone or something on (ahead) (of someone or something)
to dispatch someone or something to arrive before someone or something else. I sent my personal assistant on ahead of me to get the rooms ready. Jeff sent on his luggage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Forward something, as in He's moved; I'll send on this letter to his new address. [First half of 1800s]
2. send someone on. Cause someone to go on an errand or path, as in I sent your brother on an errand but he should be back soon, or They've sent us on a wild goose chase. [Second half of 1800s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.