leave in

(redirected from left in)

leave in

1. To allow something to remain within something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "in." Make sure you leave in these curlers for at least an hour or your hair will go flat again in no time. He left the key in the ignition while he went into the drugstore.
2. To go without taking someone or something from within some position, place, or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "leave" and "in." I left the kids in the play room while I went up to have a shower. I think I left my phone in the hotel.
See also: leave
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave someone or something in (something)

to permit someone or something to remain in something. We left the children in the house while we went out to greet the guests. Did you leave the dog in the car? Poor puppy! I didn't mean to leave you in.
See also: leave
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in classic literature ?
The night had now come; and for the first time (for their jailers had been regular in bringing food and candles), they were left in darkness.
She said the taxi company had advised drivers to ensure there was no money or valuable items left in their cars.
Rutere said the two victims got out of the hotel to find their personal wares they had left in their cars stolen.
Admiral Joshi, who had 15 months left in service, resigned on February 26, following the mishap involving the submarine INS Sindhuratna, in which two naval officers were killed and several others injured.
"They are taking computers and GPSs left in plain sight," Chamberland said, adding loose change is also a target.
The warning follows a spate of break-ins through insecure windows by raiders who have stolen family cars after taking keys left in easily-accessible places.
Sam Ritz, Al Partanen, and Jessica Swim arrived with only a half hour left in the jam, prompting some drunken idiot to go into broken record mode: "But wait these guys just arrived, but wait these guys just arrived, but wait these guys just arrived.
For the most part, thieves took loose change that had been left in the open, although an iPod, a flashlight and two GPS units that had been left on dashboards were reported stolen last week.
The thieves have been taking mostly change, computers or GPS units left in the vehicles and are leaving the doors open so as not to wake residents.
Dugan said the only thing stolen in the recent break-ins was loose change and other cash left in the vehicles, and some compact discs.
Intranasal Schirmer test values of the patients and the healthy volunteers INS (*) value on INS (*) value on the p the convex concave (non-deviated) (deviated) side side Patients with 20.71[+ or -]7.29 23.35[+ or -]6.47 0.054 (**) septal deviation Right INS value Left INS value p Control Group 21.38[+ or -]6.05 20.96[+ or -]6.03 0.722 (**) (no deviation) (*) INS: Intra Nasal Schirmer (**) Independent Samples t-test
* McNary left INS in early 1993 and a little more than a year later began working as AIS' legal counsel, eventually acting as the attorney for between 200 and 250 visa applicants.