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[in-uh nd-out, -uh n-] /ˈɪn əndˈaʊt, -ən-/
in or participating in a particular job, investment, etc., for a short time and then out, especially after realizing a quick profit.
Manège. an obstacle consisting of two fences placed too far apart to be cleared in one jump and too close together to allow more than one or two strides between. Unabridged
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  • Now, they're going to make 'em do some in-and-out jumping, see?

    Voces Populi F. Anstey
  • Now they're going to make 'em do some in-and-out jumping, see?

  • The “in-and-out” houses of London and their keepers, always sly crooks, form a particular study in themselves.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • You might make a position for us both by some such alliance; for, to tell the truth, I have had but in-and-out luck so far.

    Two on a Tower Thomas Hardy
  • Curious, in-and-out, wide and shallow stairs they were, with long passages and short turnings branching from them.

  • Paupers of the "in-and-out" class who use the workhouse as a means of evading their parental responsibilities.

    The Vagrancy Problem. William Harbutt Dawson
  • She can thus originate her half of the in-and-out motion—a something she will delight to do, if given a fair chance.

  • On my return thence I made haste to give my own garden's in-and-out curves twice the boldness they had had.

    The Amateur Garden George W. Cable
Slang definitions & phrases for in-and-out



The sex act; copulation; fucking: The pages of romances offered less in-and-out than a downtown parking garage/ Her refreshing answers about the old in-and-out bluntly demystified any last glitches/ the endlessly hypnotic spectacle of the old in-out

[first form 1620+; fr the 1600s idiom play at in-and-out, ''do the sex act, copulate'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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