on loan

idiom

: borrowed from someone or something for a period of time
This painting is on loan from the National Gallery.
an actor on loan from another sitcom
Some of the workers were on loan as temporary staff.

Examples of on loan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Giant pandas on loan to zoos in Memphis and Washington, D.C., were returned to China last year, leaving some fearing that China would stop lending pandas to American zoos for awhile. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Feb. 2024 After scoring 16 goals on loan at San Antonio FC in USA Championship in 2023, the 23-year-old first-round draft pick in 2022 appears poised to receive quality minutes with MNUFC this season. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, 6 Feb. 2024 The museum will maintain an office in the city and a secure location where researchers can access artifacts that are not out on loan. Christy Choi, CNN, 2 Feb. 2024 Carrie’s gold lock, engraved with scenes from the Kama Sutra, was on loan from designer Marla Aaron, whom many credit with starting the carabiner craze. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 29 Jan. 2024 More than a few of the pictures in that show are on loan from Washington. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2024 The Judy Garland Museum was exhibiting the slippers on loan at the time of the 2005 theft, as CBS reported in 2018. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 The slippers were on loan to the museum from Hollywood memorabilia collector Michael Shaw when Martin stole them. Josh Funk, Fortune, 21 Jan. 2024 The update, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2026, will introduce evaluation tests based on loan activity rather than branch locations. Paul Davis, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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“On loan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20loan. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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