tie into

Attack energetically, as in They tied into the buffet as though they hadn't eaten in months. [Colloquial; c. 1900]


Nearby words

  1. tie bar,
  2. tie beam,
  3. tie clasp,
  4. tie down,
  5. tie in,
  6. tie into knots,
  7. tie line,
  8. tie one on,
  9. tie one's hands,
  10. tie plate

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