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din (something) into (one)

To ingrain something in one's mind through constant repetition. When your mother and I were kids, we learned the multiplication tables because our teacher dinned them into us. The manager always dins the same motivational catch phrases into us whenever we have a staff meeting.
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din in

To ingrain something in one's mind through constant repetition. A noun or pronoun can be used between "din" and "in." When your mother and I were kids, our teacher simply dinned the multiplication tables in over and over until we could remember them. The manager always dins in the same motivational catch phrases whenever we have a staff meeting.
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din something into someone

 and din something in
to repeat something over and over to someone. (As if one could "hammer" words into someone.) The teacher dinned it into her constantly, but it did no good. He dinned in the same message over and over.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He was bad, though; lay like a log for a week while Imam Din and I massaged the paralysis out of him.
It was all through the Hajji that we found the money for our cotton-play." Imam Din had moved, I fancy, behind Strickland's chair.
I couldn't go myself, so I told a couple of our Makalali police and Imam Din to make talk with the gentleman one time.
"I was witness that he offered man-eaters' for sale," said Imam Din.
"You'll take your arsenic, and Imam Din'll take you up to bed, and I'll come and tuck you in."
We waited till Imam Din returned to us from above and coughed at the door, as only dark-hearted Asia can.
But the Infant had already made the sign, and we heard Imam Din hunker down on the floor: One gets little out of the East at attention.
Sahib," Imam Din turned to Strickland, "our Sahib answered to those false words as a horse of blood answers to the spur.