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weigh-in

[ wey-in ]
/ ˈweɪˌɪn /
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noun Sports.

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 in1865–70; noun use of verb phrase weigh in
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British Dictionary definitions for weigh-in

weigh in

verb (intr, adverb)

  1. (of a boxer or wrestler) to be weighed before a bout
  2. (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

noun weigh-in

the act of checking a competitor's weight, as in boxing, horse racing, etc
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Idioms and Phrases with weigh-in

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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