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.
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How to use in-and-out in a sentence
Do we really need to have people flying in-and-out of Liberia to take care of the crisis, specifically?
The procedure was remarkably speedy—patients were in-and-out of the exam room in minutes.
Start by breathing normally, then begin rapid in-and-out breaths through your nose.
For the next two years she was in-and-out of the hospital monthly for wheezing and shortness-of-breath—until I took over her care.New Research Shows Poorly Understood “Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is Real, May Be the Cause of Several Diseases | Daniela Drake | March 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They then attacked; we counter-attacked and there was some confused in-and-out Infantry fighting.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
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
Now, they're going to make 'em do some in-and-out jumping, see?Voces Populi | F. Anstey
They had passed the Brooklyns, who had let down a good deal and were now playing in-and-out ball.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team | Lester Chadwick
I painted in-and out-of-doors continuously all the day except when Rockwell and I plied the saw.Wilderness, A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska | Rockwell Kent