sail in


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sail in

1. To enter or arrive in a boat, ship, or plane. The great cliffs of the island rose to greet us as we sailed in on our yacht. The plane sailed in just after midnight.
2. To enter or arrive in an abrupt and nonchalant manner. Five minutes after the meeting started, Janet sailed in as if nothing were amiss. I think a lot of people are worried that the new manager will just sail in and disrupt the entire way we do things.
See also: sail

sail in (to something)

 
1. Lit. to travel into something or some place in a boat or ship. We sailed into the harbor nearly an hour late. We sailed in at noon.
2. Fig. to move or proceed into something or some place gracefully or without resistance. She sailed into the room wearing a flowing gown. Three young maidens sailed into the room before the door closed.
See also: sail