in(to) the swim (of things)(redirected from into the swim)
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.
*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.
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]
in the swiminvolved in or aware of current affairs or events.
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.
in the swim
Active in the general current of affairs.