Flynn(redirected from Flynn Errol)
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in like FlynnAUSTRALIAN, 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.
be in like Flynnseize 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.
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!