(to be) on board

Idiom Definition

"to be on board"

to support or agree with something;

to be employed by or working with

Idiom Definition - to be on board


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be on board

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: How are you doing with that new product development?

Colleague 2: We're almost ready to test the prototype.

Colleague 1: Do you think the marketing people will be on board with it?

Colleague 2: I sounded out the chief of marketing last month and she said that marketing will be OK with it if we develop the new product according to the specs.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be on board

A manager is talking with a new employee ...

Manager: How are you getting on with the job?

New Employee: Just great, thank you. I'm very thankful for the opportunity.

Manager: That's great. We're glad to have you on board.

New Employee: Thank you.

to be on board - Usage:


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to be on board - Gerund Form:

Being on board means that you agree and support an idea.

Being on board means that you have a job.

to be on board - Examples:

1)  Shouldn't I get on board, while I am still young?

2)  I know that it *feels* so much better though to have family on board.

3)  Yet, some brands are slower than others to get on board this obvious and valuable method of PR.

4)  Getting Rommel on board was the actual starting point of the plot.

5)  If he's on board, then okay. But it's quite possible he wouldn't be.

6)  The Transition movement is bigger in England than here, but we'd best get on board if we wish to survive anywhere near intact.

7)  For most people, that means bringing some professionals on board for specific parts of the process.

8)  People and companies are making so much information available, if you're not on board, you're being left behind.

9)  Of course I'm on board.

10)  Movie auditions 2013 are coming up soon and a lot of people are already on board with trying to locate all the places where there auditions it will happen.

11)  UNEP works in an inclusive fashion that brings on board different societal cohorts.

12)  Many southern states will be on board with this, and some new western ones

13)  I finally got everyone on board with our re-branded legal practice newsletter.

14)  Sue mentored well over half of the staff that remains on board.

15)   In 1963 Frank sold the label to Warner Brothers but remained on board as an artist.

16)  We wish to have the pleasure of welcoming you on board again in the near future.

17)  There is a lot of real-world compromise required to get lenders and donors on board so that exhibitions happen.

18)  Perhaps some of these idiots will get on board and recognize that global weather patterns change when the Sun is quiet.

19)  I was brought on board to help out with a pilot being shot in Waco, TX.

20)  The local government controls access to right of way so you will want them on board.