closely connected; in touch with what is going on; informed; involved: He's one of the more plugged-in advisers at State House.
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Origin of plugged-in
1955–60, for literal sense
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Examples from the Web for plugged-in
Dev Patel loitered around another corridor, waiting for his plugged-in phone to charge.
But something was lost when the unarmed, as it were, and solitary stand-up comic gave way to the plugged-in sitdown comic.
slang up-to-date; abreast of the times
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