pass it on


: to tell other people something that one has been told
Everyone's invited to the party. Pass it on!

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That is how long a recruiter typically skims a résumé to decide whether to pass it on to a hiring manager, said J.T. O’Donnell, chief executive of career-coaching site Work It Daily. Kailyn Rhone,, 16 Apr. 2023 Code Can Bridge will try to attract special education teachers who are interested in code and want to pass it on to their students. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2023 Instead, keep that positivity and pass it on through your social media so others can perceive it too. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 31 Aug. 2022 The under-5 age group is the last to become eligible for several reasons, but mostly due to their relatively low risk of serious illness from COVID and being among the least likely to be exposed to the virus and pass it on to others. Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov. 2021 Children appear to be just as likely as adolescents and adults to catch COVID-19 and pass it on, health experts say. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Nov. 2021 On pass plays, Whipple, in his third NFL season with the Cardinals, would make the call and pass it on to Murray. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 19 Oct. 2021 Vaccinated people are still less likely than the uninoculated to contract the pathogen, pass it on, or, especially, come down with disease. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 6 Aug. 2021 Most coaches, dressed in suit and tie, hold the Cup briefly, then pass it on. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 7 June 2022 See More

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“Pass it on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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