Grammar Patterns

on N

The 'phone' group

These nouns refer to the telephone system. We include here grapevine, which is also concerned with communication.
'We heard on the grapevine that he was leaving politics well before the announcement,' she said.
Mark is on the phone to her now.
  • on the blower (to ...)
  • on the grapevine
  • on the line
  • on the phone (to ...)
  • on the telephone (to ...)
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