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let in

1. To allow or permit someone or something to enter (some place or event). A noun or pronoun can be used between "let" and "in." They don't usually let in kids, but this was something of a special occasion. Tom! Go get the door and let the dog in. Close that window—you're letting cold air the house!
2. To allow or permit someone to join (some group or membership). A noun or pronoun can be used between "let" and "in." This is an exclusive club. We don't let in just anyone off the street! They'll only let you in to their VIP membership program if you earn over $100,000 a year.
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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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Kim Pickup, defender from the WUSA's San Diego Spirit lets you in on her secret "Pick-Flip." On throw-ins Kim adds this funky gymnastics move to gather momentum as she throws the ball into the opponent's penalty box.