be in on the act

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be in on the act

To become involved in someone else's successful activity or do something similar in order to achieve the same success. Jim makes a fortune by reviewing products in online videos. I wonder how I can be in on the act. The gaming console's revolutionary motion controls were a worldwide hit, so naturally every other company started to be in on the act.
See also: act, on

be/get in on the ˈact

(informal) be/become involved in a particular activity only after it has become successful: Sales of ‘green’ products have increased dramatically and now a lot of manufacturers are trying to get in on the act.
See also: act, get, on

be in on the act

To be included in an activity.
See also: act, on