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    #1

    Smile we are on here

    Hello. Could you please tell me what "we are on here" means in this context below?
    Thank you.


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    "What d'you bring your little brother for?"
    "Mum's at work. I had to."
    Han frowns, then his face lights up.
    "Hey! Girls love little kids, don't they! Nice one. Good thinking, man."
    He puts his arm round my shoulders.
    "I tell you, we're on here, all sorted!"

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    #2

    Re: we are on here

    "What d'you bring your little brother for?"
    "Mum's at work. I had to."
    Han frowns, then his face lights up.
    "Hey! Girls love little kids, don't they! Nice one. Good thinking, man."
    He puts his arm round my shoulders.
    "I tell you, we're on here, all sorted!"


    Even with the context you've given us, this one is a little difficult.
    It seems that the boys are about to try to get the attention of some girls.
    I'll assume that the phrase is said with the emphasis on "on": "I tell you, we're on here, all sorted".
    Here, "all sorted" means "everything's organised, we're ready to go".
    In this case, to me "we're on here" means: we're doing well, things will go the way we want.

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: we are on here

    On looking at this again I think, " we're on here, all sorted", is more likely to mean: " we're ready to go now, we're organised". Others may have a better idea.

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