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be in like Flynn

To be in a position to gain success or acceptance. The phrase refers to 20th-century actor Errol Flynn. Oh, you're in like Flynn now if the popular girls like you!
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in like Flynn

Having gained success or acceptance. The phrase refers to 20th-century actor Errol Flynn. Oh, you're in like Flynn now if the popular girls like you!
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in like Flynn

AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
If you are in like Flynn, you do something quickly and with great enthusiasm. `If I thought I could win the leadership election, I would be in like Flynn,' Mr Rudd said.
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be in like Flynn

seize an opportunity; be successful. Australian
The Flynn referred to in this expression is Errol Flynn, the Australian-born actor, who had a reputation as a notable playboy.
1987 Kathy Lette Girls' Night Out Russell brightened. ‘Really?’ I'm in, he thought to himself. I'm in like Flynn. ‘You really see it that way?’ He slid his arms around her.
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in like Flynn

1. mod. successful, in a variety of contexts, sex being the major one. (The in can be construed to be the in of in coitu. Not to be confused with the James Coburn movie, In Like Flint. This Flynn is associated with Errol Flynn, the late film actor, but appears to have occurred earlier.) A few nice words, a bit of bubble, and you’re in like Flynn.
2. mod. an elaboration of in, in any of its senses. You got the role! You’re in! You’re in like Flynn!
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in like Flynn

To be very successful. Most authorities believe the expression refers to the Australian actor Errol Flynn’s sexual prowess. Although slightly earlier examples of the usage have been found, after 1945 it clearly referred to Errol Flynn. Today it is primarily used figuratively, as in the AM Law Daily’s headline, “In Like Flynn: FCC Hires ICO Global GC to Oversee Comcast-NBC Merger Review” (May 20, 2010).
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Flynn now contends he relied on attorneys' advice when filing the lobbying paperwork with the Justice Department and that he did not knowingly file false information.
Prosecutors did not identify the people with whom Flynn was in touch nor did they describe the exact conversations.
Flynn, 59, a retired three-star general whose military career spanned 33 years, pleaded guilty a year ago to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I.
Throughout the fall of 2016, while Flynn served publicly as a key surrogate and foreign policy adviser to US President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, prosecutors say he and business partner Bijan Kian took hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Turkish government to push for the extradition from the US of dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Also on Monday, two of Flynn's business associates were (https://www.npr.org/2018/12/17/677425728/2-associates-of-michael-flynn-charged-in-alleged-scheme-to-smear-turkish-cleric) charged  with illegally lobbying to pressure the U.S.
"The Davis family and their team of great operators built a fantastic business over 50 years and we're privileged to be the ones to shepherd the US Beef restaurants into their next phase,"said Greg Flynn, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Flynn Restaurant Group.
Less than three days later, Flynn - who has drink and drugs problems - arrived at her parents' house shouting and banging on the door, breaching the restraining order.
Because Flynn was such a popular part of the Kelly's team for customers who visit the store, Lisa thought putting him on the company Facebook page would be another way to engage their base.
Flynn's Following this, Flynn sent his victim nasty texts, phone calls and voicemails between November last year and January this year.
And a threatening world it is, as Flynn and Ledeen see imminent existential challenges from terror groups such as ISIS and Hezbollah, plus rogue nations such as Iran, Russia, North Korea, China, Venezuela, Cuba, and Bolivia.
"The emails directly contradict how the White House tried to portray Flynn -- as someone who acted alone," reported CNN.
MICHAEL Flynn's guilty plea is one thing, but the ex-National Security Adviser turning on Donald Trump is quite another.
DONALD Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has said a senior member of the president's transition team directed him to make contact with Russian officials in December 2016.
DONALD Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn is willing to testify the US president told him to contact Russia before taking office.
DONALD Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, becoming the first Trump White House official to face criminal charges and admit guilt in a wide-ranging election investigation.