in on the kill

in on the kill

1. Literally, witnessing the killing of an animal. I refuse to be in on the kill of an innocent deer just because you like hunting.
2. By extension, witnessing the end or collapse of something. Did you hear that Joe's proposal got rejected? Was anyone in on the kill at the time?
See also: kill, on
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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.

in

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.

in

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

in

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

in

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

in

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

in

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

in

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

in

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