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horn in

To intrude on someone or something. Please don't try to horn in on my phone conversations—they're none of your business.
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horn in on (something)

To join something when one is unwelcome; to intrude or encroach. Ugh, my little brother keeps horning in on all the things I try to do with my friends.
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shoehorn in

A "shoehorn" is a curved object used to ease a foot into a shoe. In both usages, a noun or pronoun can be used between "shoehorn" and "in."
1. To physically cram someone or something into some place. They'll shoehorn as many customers in as they can, safety limits be damned.
2. To force the inclusion of someone or something that does not belong. They tried to shoehorn in a character with a lot of attitude to appeal to the younger audience, but it just came across as pandering.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

horn in (on something)

Fig. to attempt to participate in something without invitation or consent. Are you trying to horn in on my conversation with Sally? I hope you are not trying to horn in on our party.
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horn in (on something)

Fig. to attempt to participate in something without invitation or consent. Are you trying to horn in on my conversation with Sally? I hope you are not trying to horn in on our party.
See also: horn
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

horn in

v.
To join without being invited; intrude: The new supervisor horned in on the discussion. We were talking privately when a coworker came over and horned in.
See also: horn
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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