horn in on

Intrude, join without being invited. For example, She has a rude way of horning in on our conversations. This expression alludes to an ox or bull pushing in with its horns. [c. 1900]


Nearby words

  1. hormuz,
  2. horn,
  3. horn chair,
  4. horn fly,
  5. horn in,
  6. horn of africa,
  7. horn of plenty,
  8. horn poppy,
  9. horn silver,
  10. horn timber

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