get onto

idiom

Definition of get onto 

1 : to start to do or deal with (something) "We need someone to send out the invitations." "I'll get onto it right away."

2 : to start to talk about something How did we get onto this topic?

3 British : to speak to or write to (someone) about a particular problem, job, etc. I'll get onto the doctor/plumber straightaway and see if he'll come round.

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