be onto something

to have information that will help to you make an important discovery

I think you could be onto something here.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • onto something — found some important information    Nick looks very confident. I think he s onto something …   English idioms

  • be onto something — phrase to have information that will help to you make an important discovery I think you could be onto something here. Thesaurus: to know something or someonesynonym Main entry: onto * * * informal have an idea or information that is likely to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold onto something — hold onto (something) to continue to keep something. She might be better off holding onto her old computer for a year or two. The way to prevent fear from becoming panic is to hold onto your good sense. The team held on to first place with a 4–3… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) onto something — be ˈonto sth derived to know about sth or be in a situation that could lead to a good result for you • Scientists believe they are onto something big. • She s onto a good thing with that new job. Main entry: ↑ontoderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • latch onto something — 1. in. to obtain something. □ I have to latch onto a hundred bucks by Friday night. □ I latched onto a good book about repairing plumbing. 2. tv. to begin to understand something. □ When Fred finally latched onto the principles of algebra, he… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • latch onto something — latch onto (someone/something) to become closely connected to someone or something. I knew she would be perfect in the film, so I latched onto her like a magnet. More and more countries latched onto computer technology as an important tool for… …   New idioms dictionary

  • back onto something — ˌback ˈonto sth derived (BrE) (of a building) to have sth directly behind it • Our house backs onto the river. Main entry: ↑backderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • burst onto something — ˈburst on/onto sth derived to appear somewhere suddenly in a way that is very noticeable • A major new talent has burst onto the literary scene. Main entry: ↑burstderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • open onto something — ˈopen into/onto sth derived to lead to another room, area or place • This door opens onto the yard. • The two rooms open into each other. Main entry: ↑openderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • crowd onto something — ˌcrowd ˈinto/ˈonto sth | ˌcrowd ˈin derived to move in large numbers into a small space • We all crowded into her office to sing ‘Happy Birthday’. Main entry: ↑crowdderived …   Useful english dictionary

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