bring in some place(redirected from bring someone or something in)
1. To move something indoors. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "in." There's supposed to be a big storm tomorrow, so we should bring in the patio furniture.
2. To recruit or involve a person in a particular activity. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "in." The phrase is often followed by "on" and the activity. Feel free to bring your sister in on this—we'd like her input, too. With the sudden growth my business has experienced, I think it's time to bring in a graphic designer who can make my website look more professional.
3. To entice people to enter a place, typically a business. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "in." I think your store's new big and bold marquee will bring in a lot of customers.
4. To earn a certain amount of money, often for a business or charity. The monetary amount can be stated between "bring" and "in." I brought in a quarter of a million dollars in sales this quarter—how well did you do? We are thrilled to announce that our telethon brought in $30,000 in donations this year! Now that you've been promoted, how much are you bringing in each week?
5. To arrest someone (and bring them into the police station, for example). A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "in." We brought that guy in for trespassing.
6. To give a verdict in a court case, as of a jury. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "in." This case has dragged on for months. When will the jury bring a verdict in?
7. To escort or allow someone into a particular place or setting. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "in." Please bring in our next guest now. Will you bring Grandma in? She's having a hard time getting around with her new cane.
See also: bring
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
bring someone or something in(to) some placeand bring someone or something in
to permit or assist someone or something to enter something or some place. Do you mind if I bring my sister in here with me? Please bring in your sister.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.