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*in (with someone)

a way to request a special favor from someone; an amount of influence with someone. (The in is a noun. *Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Did you get an in with the mayor? I have to ask him a favor. Sorry, I don't have an in, but I know someone who does.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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1. mod. current; fashionable. What’s in around here in the way of clothing?
2. mod. private. If it’s in or something, I’m sure they won’t spread it around.
3. n. someone in a special position; someone who is serving in an elective office. When Ralph is one of the ins, he’ll throw the crooks out.
4. n. a ticket or means of getting in (someplace). I lost my in. Can I still see the show?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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/with reference to
In connection with; in relation to: This letter is in reference to the invoice that accompanied the package.

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/with regard to
In reference or relation to; with respect to.

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/with regards to
In reference or relation to; with respect to.

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/within bounds Sports
Within the boundary of a playing field or court and therefore in play or legal.

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a/some measure
To a degree: The new law was in a measure harmful.

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at/on the kill
Present at the moment of triumph.

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fine/good/high feather
In excellent form, health, or humor.
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