Origin of pull-in
How to use pull-in in a sentence
It is a spy series at its core, but you guys never really pull from the headlines.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Earl Spencer adds, “Effectively, my great-grandfather sold his children to his father-in-law.”The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of a gun is not likely to be a major problem for close-in air-to-air dogfights against other jets.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Strange to say, the silken cord yielded to the first pull, as if nothing had been wrong with it at all!The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
Never grasp a Fern plant from above and try to pull it away, as this will be almost sure to result in damage.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
British Dictionary definitions for pull-in
- to draw in to the side of the road in order to stop or to allow another vehicle to pass
- to stop (at a café, lay-by, etc)
Other Idioms and Phrases with pull-in
Arrive at a destination, as in The train pulled in right on time. [c. 1900]
Rein in, restrain, as in She pulled in her horse, or The executives did not want to pull in their most aggressive salesmen. [c. 1600]
Arrest a suspect, as in The police said they could pull him in on lesser charges. [Late 1800s]