Idiom:  get through to someone


Idiom:  get through to someone

  1. to connect a call and speak to someone on the phone  
  2. to make someone understand you

Example sentences

  • I keep trying to get through to the airlines but the number is busy. We have to re-book these tickets by tomorrow.
  • After the hurricane, we couldn't get through to my parents for 48 hours because the power was cut.
  • I can't get through to this number. Do I need an access code to make an international call?
  • Please keep trying to get through to our client—we need to get their payment this week in order to start the project.
  • Perhaps one of her friends can get through to her about her drinking.
  • Let's hire a media consultant.  We're doing an awful job at getting our message through to young consumers.
  • I have no idea how to get through to my teenage daughter—she refuses to really listen to what we're telling her.
  • The government is trying to get through to kids that e-cigarettes and vaping is just as bad as smoking cigarettes.


  • get across
  • make an impression
  • strike a chord

You might like these idioms

More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.

Your turn to use the idiom "get through to someone"

Practice makes progress.  It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.

> > idiom: get through to someone

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.