be in on (something)(redirected from been in on)
be in on (something)
To be participating or involved in something, often something secret or exclusive. The conspiracy ran deep, and several members of the administration were in on it. Wow, that really was a surprise. Were you in on planning this?
See also: on
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in on, be
Also, get in on. Be or become a participant; be or become one of a group who have information. For example, Is she in on our secret? or I'd like to get in on this venture. [c. 1920] Also see barge in on; ground floor (get in on the); in good with.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
be in onbe privy to a secret.
See also: on
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