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Come on in

What does mean "Come on in"? I don't understand this construction.
I know very good the phrase "come in'. But why and what for can we use preposition "on" in that phrase?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    'Come on in' is just another way of saying 'you may enter'.
    If you go to visit a friends house, they could invite you inside the house by saying 'come on in'.

    The only other example I can think of which is similar is 'come on aboard'. For example, if you are standing beside a ship the captain could invite you onto the ship by saying 'come on aboard'.

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