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phase into (something)

1. To begin or introduce something very gradually or in increments. We're slowly phasing into an online-only business model. We want to phase you into the position over a few weeks to let you acclimate to the role as we train you.
2. To introduce someone or something to some new state, situation, or function very gradually or in increments. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "phase" and "into." We want to phase the area into a position as the new hub of cutting-edge commerce in the region. They said they would phase me into the job slowly when they first offered it to me, but that hasn't been the case at all.
3. To appear in some space or location from another dimension or plane of existence. Used primarily in fantasy and science fiction. The superhero phased into the room using quantum tunneling.
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phase someone or something into something

 and phase someone or something in
to work someone or something into use or service gradually. They decided to phase Ruth into the job little by little. They phased in Ruth over a long period of time.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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