on the horn

idiom

Definition of on the horn

US, informal
: on the telephone When I finally got him on the horn he said he couldn't come.

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“On the horn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20horn. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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