send on

Idioms & Phrases

send on

  1. Forward something, as in He's moved; I'll send on this letter to his new address. [First half of 1800s]

  2. send someone on. Cause someone to go on an errand or path, as in I sent your brother on an errand but he should be back soon, or They've sent us on a wild goose chase. [Second half of 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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