slide in

slide in

1. To enter or slot into some place, area, or thing, especially when space is limited. A: "Would you mind giving me a ride home?" B: "Sure, no problem. Go ahead and slide in next to Jeff in the back seat." We'll need to find a spot in the living room where this bookshelf can slide in.
2. To insert or place someone something into a particular spot or location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slide" and "in." The classroom is a little bit crowded, but I'm sure we'll be able to slide you in somewhere. I'm thinking that we'll slide in a dresser between the bed and our wall.
3. To enter into some situation in an effortless or inconspicuous manner. We're hoping the new project manager will be able to slide in fairly seamlessly so that there aren't any further disruptions to the project. You think you can slide in and replace my dad just because you've been out on a few dates with my mom?
See also: slide
References in classic literature ?
The boy fell against the Horner, so that all went tumbling down the slide in a regular mix-up, unable to see where they were going because of the darkness.
State Farm had a 19.3% share of the private-passenger auto insurance market in 2002, followed by a slide in 2003 to 19.0%, and another dip in 2004 to 18.2%.
With part of that investment, five 'slide ins' have been purchased and installed.
Compartments range from four to 22 in trailers, eight to 16 in chassis mounts, and three to eight for slide ins. Deerskin also specializes in dog crates made for a variety of popular ATVs.