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take (something) on board
To acknowledge and consider a piece of information or a viewpoint, often one that has been newly presented, especially when making a decision or forming an opinion. You need to take your parents' advice on board instead of just assuming they don't know what they're talking about. Thank you for coming forward, we'll take your testimony on board before we make our final judgment on the matter.
take on board
To acknowledge and consider implementation of or action on a piece of information or a viewpoint, often one that has been newly presented. You need to take on board the advice of your parents instead of just assuming they don't know what they're talking about.
take something on boardBRITISH
COMMON If you take an idea, suggestion, or fact on board, you understand it or accept it. I shall be hoping that the council will take that message on board. I listened to them, took their comments on board and then made the decision. We've never really taken on board the fact that we're in the computer age. Note: The literal meaning of this expression is to take something onto a boat or ship.