Definition of on the horn in English:

on the horn

phrase

North American
informal
  • On the telephone.

    ‘she got on the horn to complain’
    • ‘Just get on the horn and phone up your local Christian radio station and tell them that you have just got to hear that new single by the David Crowder Band.’
    • ‘Olympia Snowe apparently needed to sidestep the machinery of legislative liaisons and the Senate leadership and get on the horn and tell Hughes, Card, et al. just what hell was going on.’
    • ‘So my boss gets on the horn with one of the producers and insists that they let me meet with our client before he goes on the air.’
    • ‘Unless you live in Melrose Place, they probably won't come, but they'll be less likely to get on the horn to the police and noise complaint department if you've made the effort.’
    • ‘Get on the horn to British Intelligence and let them know about this.’
    • ‘The Mirror got the pair on the horn for a conference call.’
    • ‘The Mirror recently got on the horn with McFarlane at his L.A. office.’
    • ‘Get that helicopter pilot on the horn, ASAP, tell him I'll be needing some things from home!’
    • ‘If you live in one of the states where this stuff is being considered, I urge you to find out who your state representatives are and get on the horn, early and often, to let them know what you think of this idea.’
    • ‘The task of finding guests - more than two dozen at last count - has fallen to Butcher, and he's been on the horn with consulates around the world, rounding up cartoonists to import.’