get an in with (someone)(redirected from get an in with me)
get an in with (someone)
To establish a connection with someone in a position of power. If you can get an in with the CEO, they'll definitely hire you.
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get an in with
Also, have an in with. Acquire (or have) influence with someone in authority. For example, The only way they'll allow us to film the play is if we get an in with the director, or We should have no problem, since Dad has an in with the inspector. This idiom employs the noun in the sense of "an introduction to someone of power, fame, or authority," a usage dating from the 1920s.
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