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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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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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