on the in, be

Have inside information, as in She was too new to the firm to be on the in for policy changes. [Colloquial; c. 1930] Also see in on; get an in with.


Nearby words

  1. on the hill,
  2. on the horizon,
  3. on the horns of a dilemma,
  4. on the hour,
  5. on the house,
  6. on the increase,
  7. on the inside,
  8. on the job,
  9. on the lam,
  10. on the level

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