in(to) the swim (of things)

in(to) the swim (of things)

Actively involved in and knowledgeable about something. It took me a few months to adjust to my new job, but now I'm really into the swim of things. I want to be in the swim when I come back from leave, so I get updates from my team every week.
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*in the swim of things

Fig. involved in or participating in events or happenings. (*Typically: be ~; get [into]~.) I've been ill, but soon I'll be back in the swim of things. I can't wait to settle down and get into the swim of things.
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in the swim

Actively participating, in the thick of things, as in He was new in town, but he soon got in the swim at school. This expression alludes to the fishing term for a large number of fish in one area, a so-called swim. [Mid-1800s]
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in the swim

involved in or aware of current affairs or events.
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in(to) the ˈswim (of things)

(informal) involved in things that are happening in society or in a particular situation: After being away for two years, it took her a while to get back into the swim of things.
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in the swim

Active in the general current of affairs.
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