get through to (someone)


: to be clearly expressed to and understood by (someone)
I've talked to him many times, but I just can't seem to get through to him.
: to make a successful telephone call to (someone)
Where were you? I've been trying to get through to you (on the phone) all day!

Examples of get through to (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That should get through to the guys who’ve been struggling against left-handers. Jon Marks, Miami Herald, 30 June 2024 Webber wants Lucas to keep trying to get through to Dorian. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 3 May 2024 But enough rays will still get through to damage your eyes. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2024 Rumors of a coup of sorts have also slid to the background, with Mauricio Macri and his PRO party struggling to get through to Milei as Villaruel sits on the sidelines. Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for get through to (someone) 

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“Get through to (someone).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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