float into

float into (something)

1. Literally, to bob, drift, or glide into some thing or place, as on air or water. We floated into the tunnel on our inner tubes.
2. By extension, to move forward into some thing or place in a slow, easy manner. The bride floated into the church, her gown's exquisite train trailing behind her.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

float into something

1. Lit. to move on water or in air into something. The huge cruise ship floated majestically into the harbor. The kite floated into a tree and was ruined.
2. Fig. to move into something gently, as if floating. She floated into the room, looking like Cinderella before midnight. Tom and Gloria floated into the theater like a king and queen. They must have rehearsed it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Wizard then blew a bunch of small bubbles and afterward blew a big bubble around them so they were left in the center of it; then he allowed the whole mass of pretty globes to float into the air and disappear in the far distant sky.
Slide the sleeves onto the mainline--I opt for 4-pound Maxima Ultragreen--and slip the float into the sleeves, with the colorful end toward the rod tip.
Slip the float into the sleeves, then tie a 4- to 5-foot fluorocarbon leader to the swivel.
Then it decides on that basis when it's time to release a float into an eddy.
Eddies can be as large as 50 kilometers (27 nautical miles) across, Bower said, and launching more than one float into the same eddy would waste floats.
That's a good way to fish cats below the dam--toss a bait under a float into an eddy or back-current and let it slowly swirl around in the current.