on the horn

idiom

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

Examples of on the horn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She’s gotten into her truck and laid on the horn for long periods of time to agitate them, as well. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 7 June 2023 Someone get someone’s agent on the horn this instant. Rian Johnson Bets, Vulture, 28 Dec. 2022 Trapped at the end of the world, Klaus throws himself on the horn of the white buffalo, killing himself before he can get kugelblitzed. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 22 June 2022 The protesters were crossing a street in downtown Austin and Perry leaned on the horn of his vehicle. Anumita Kaur, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Apr. 2023 Branscome jabbed her left foot on the horn pedal, then gave a thumbs-up. Tamara Lush, USA TODAY, 11 Oct. 2020 Coincidentally, Emily's on the horn right now, talking up a storm. EW.com, 29 June 2020 There's actually decent thigh clearance beneath the rim, and the Toyota logo on the horn pad points at your chin, not your sternum. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 14 Dec. 2022 In the front seat, air bags were sprayed with blood, and Paul's body pressed on the horn. People Staff, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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“On the horn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20horn. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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