horn in(redirected from horning in)
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To intrude on someone or something. Please don't try to horn in on my phone conversations—they're none of your business.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
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.