Phrasal Verbs

on board

Meaning: be physically on a plane, ship, vehicle, train, or rocket

Example: Let's get Phoebe on board for the Madison project. After all, it is her area of expertise. Read on

on/to hand

Meaning: present, nearby, close, or easily accessible

Example: My parents are always on hand if we need a babysitter. Read on

call on

Meaning: use courage, reserve, nerve or strength to achieve something

Example: He had to call on all his strength to get to the finals. Read on

turn aside

Meaning: refuse entry to somewhere

Example: His job application was turned aside when they saw his criminal record. Read on

get rid of

Meaning: to remove something or someone

Example: He finally got rid of the door to door salesman, by saying he had to go out. Read on

about to

Meaning: to be at the point where something was just going to be done

Example: I was about to come to you for advice when you called me. Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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