take something on board

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.
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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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