- (tr, adverb) to introduce or mention (a topic, name, etc) with slight or no pretext
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Idioms and Phrases with drag in
Introduce unnecessarily or forcefully. For example, The defense tried to drag in every scrap of evidence, relevant or not. [Mid-1800s] Also see look like something the cat dragged in.
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