take something on board
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.