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Forward something, as in
He's moved; I'll send on this letter to his new address
First half of 1800s
send someone on
. Cause someone to go on an errand or path, as in
I sent your brother on an errand but he should be back soon
They've sent us on a wild goose chase
Second half of 1800s
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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