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    #1

    Smile be onto sth

    - be onto sth:
    What does it mean?

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    Re: be onto sth

    http://www.answers.com/BE%20ON%20TO

    In what context have you seen/heard this used?


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    Smile Re: be onto sth

    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHIE
    http://www.answers.com/BE%20ON%20TO

    In what context have you seen/heard this used?
    I don't think "be on to" is the same meaning "be onto something"

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    Re: be onto sth

    Hi Cassie,
    I agree with with Archie that the context is important but I haven't heard 'be onto something' without 'be'. To 'be onto something' means that you have found out about something that you weren't previously aware of. You'll often hear it used in movies as - 'you're on to something there!' - with 'are' as a form of the verb 'to be'.
    Hope this helps,
    Dippit

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