get on/onto the subject of

Definition of get on/onto the subject of

:to start talking about
  • Every time I talk to her, we seem to get on/onto the subject of work.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

onto play
  1. : to a position on

  2. : in or into a state of awareness about

  3. used as a function word to indicate a set each element of which is the image of at least one element of another set

  1. : mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set

subject play
  1. : one that is placed under authority or control: such as

  2. : vassal

  3. : one subject to a monarch and governed by the monarch's law

  1. : owing obedience or allegiance to the power or dominion of another

  2. : suffering a particular liability or exposure

  3. : having a tendency or inclination : prone

  1. : to bring under control or dominion : subjugate

  2. : to make (someone, such as oneself) amenable to the discipline and control of a superior

  3. : to make liable : predispose


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