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in passing

Casually or as an aside during a conversation. It wasn't the main focus of our discussion—he only mentioned it in passing. Karen mentioned the party in passing the other day, but she didn't go into detail.
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in passing

casually; said or mentioned as an aside. I just heard your name in passing. I didn't hear more than that. The lecturer referred to George Washington in passing.
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in passing

Incidentally, by the way, as in "It may be remarked in passing" (Charlotte Brontë, Shirley, 1849). [Mid-1800s]
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in ˈpassing

done or said while you are giving your attention to something else: ‘What did the minister say about educational reform?’ ‘Not very much. He just mentioned it in passing.’Could I just say in passing that...?
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in passing

While going by; incidentally.
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