[ wey-in ]
/ ˈweɪˌɪn /
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the act or an instance of weighing in: After the weigh-in the fighters posed for photographers.
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Origin of weigh-in
First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase weigh in
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How to use weigh-in in a sentence
And I refuse to weigh-in, as it were, on one side or the other.Skin, Bones and Beauty|Blake Gopnik|August 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Tina Brown, Alex Massie, Paul Begala, Peter Beinart, Mark McKinnon, Andrew Roberts, and others weigh-in on the results.Well-Hung British Election|The Daily Beast|May 7, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Thus, the weight figure on the Bureau of Identification Card would be the result of an actual weigh-in.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for weigh-in
verb (intr, adverb)
- (of a boxer or wrestler) to be weighed before a bout
- (of a jockey) to be weighed after, or sometimes before, a race
informal to contribute, as in a discussion, etche weighed in with a few sharp comments
the act of checking a competitor's weight, as in boxing, horse racing, etc
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Other Idioms and Phrases with weigh-in
Be weighed; also, be of a particular weight. For example, Because it was such a small plane, the passengers and their luggage had to weigh in before takeoff, or The fish weighed in at 18 pounds. [Late 1800s]
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