take something on board

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.
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take something on board

BRITISH
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.
See also: board, on, something, take

take something on board

fully consider or assimilate a new idea or situation. informal
See also: board, on, something, take

take something on ˈboard

(informal) accept (an idea, a suggestion, etc.); recognize (a problem, etc.): I hope the committee takes our comments on board when making a decision.
See also: board, on, something, take
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