On My Radar

A casual way of saying “I am aware of this”. Often used as a quick response to tell somebody that you have not yet dealt with a situation or instruction, but are aware that you have to deal with it.

Actual Meaning

When something is on a radar screen, it means that the radar is detecting the object’s position and movements. This is close to the jargon meaning.


The problem is that it is lazy. When you say something is on your radar, what people hear is “I’ll get to it eventually, maybe, and it’s not important to me”.

Instead, explain that you have seen the request or information and more importantly: what you will do and when. Make a commitment and thus move it out of your to-do box.