sweep in

sweep in

1. To use a sweeping motion, especially with a brush or broom, to move something into something or some place all at once. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can used between "sweep" and "in." We need to sweep all these crumbs in the trash before we can set the table for dinner. Hand me the waste basket so I can sweep in the dirty napkins and paper plates.
2. To arrive or appear (at some position, status, or location) all at once. We had just begun eating our picnic when a rainstorm swept in all of a sudden. Over 500 tourists swept in and completely overwhelmed the small town.
3. To arrive at or come into some position or status very suddenly and thoroughly. In the 12 months since the dictatorship swept in, human rights have been eroded one by one.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sweep in (to some place)

to dash or run into some place. The kids swept into the candy store and bought little bits of things. They swept in and spent all of a dollar before they left.
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sweep in(to some place)

to dash or run into some place. The kids swept into the candy store and bought little bits of things. They swept in and spent all of a dollar before they left.
See also: sweep
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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