let (someone or something) in(to) (some place)

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let (someone or something) in(to) (some place)

To allow or permit someone or something to enter into some place or event. Will you please let me into the show? My whole family is in there already! Don't let that stray cat in the house—it could be diseased.
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let someone or something into something

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to permit someone or something to enter something or some place; to make it possible for someone or something to enter something or some place. Would you let Ed into his room? He forgot his key. Please let in the dog.
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let in

v.
1. To allow someone or something to enter some place; admit someone or something: We don't usually let the cat in the house. I opened a window to let in some fresh air. There was no answer at the door, so I got the key from under the mat and let myself in.
2. let in for To make oneself subject or vulnerable to something: I didn't know the trouble I was letting myself in for when I accepted that invitation.
3. let in on To tell someone something that has been kept private: I'll let you in on a secret if you promise not to tell anyone. They won't let me in on their plans.
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Mr Jones added: "I am satisfied that Jo got back to her flat but I'm not able to speculate whether she let somebody into the flat, whether somebody was already in there or whether someone broke into the flat.
Peter, 36, who has two children with Jordan and is also devoted to her elder son Harvey, says it would be hard to let somebody into his family.
He said: "It's imperative that we keep an open mind, but I have to say at this stage it looks as if it may be somebody somehow linked to him because clearly he let somebody into his hotel room and it may be that he knew who that person was."
Once you let somebody into your house, they will want a sale and won't give up easily.'
DCI Jones added: "I am satisfied that Jo got back to her flat, but I'm not able to speculate whether she let somebody into the flat, whether somebody was already in there or whether someone broke into the flat.
I could not think I had let somebody into my life that would do something to my daughter."
He said: "It's imperative we keep an open mind, but I have to say at this stage it looks as if it may be somebody somehow linked to him because clearly he let somebody into his hotel room and it may be that he knew who that person was."
He added: "It's imperative we keep an open mind, but I have to say at this stage it looks as if it may be somebody somehow linked to him because clearly he let somebody into his hotel room and it may be that he knew who that person was."
He said: "It's imperative we keep an open mind but I have to say at this stage it looks as if it may be somebody somehow linked to him because clearly he let somebody into his hotel room."