get on to

phrasal verb get onto or get on to [transitive]
Word forms "get onto":
present tense I/you/we/they get onto he/she/it gets onto present participle getting onto past tense got onto past participle got onto
1) get onto someone
British to write or speak to someone in order to ask them to do something for you

You need to get onto your landlord about that leaky roof.

2) get onto something to start talking about a subject

Let's get on to the next item on our agenda.

How did we get onto this subject?

3) get onto something
same as get on 4)

He managed to get onto a local radio show.

4) get onto something
same as get on 3)

Things changed when he got onto the selection committee.


English dictionary. 2014.

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