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1. To be a certain weight. Often followed by "at" and the weight. The wrestler was disqualified when he weighed in 1 pound over the limit. That largemouth bass Jim caught weighed in at 20 pounds!
2. To be weighed. Typically used for sports such as boxing and wrestling, when competitors must not exceed a certain weight. Boxers always make a spectacle when they weigh in before the bout. Everyone has to weigh in on Friday, no exceptions.
3. To give one's opinion or analysis of something during a discussion. Karen, you haven't weighed in yet. What's your take on this? Later on the show, Senator Williams will weigh in on the debate.
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weigh in (at something)
Fig. to present oneself at a certain weight. (Usually said of boxers.) The fighter weighed in at over two hundred pounds. The contenders weighed in yesterday.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Be weighed; also, be of a particular weight. For example, Because it was such a small plane, the passengers and their luggage had to weigh in before takeoff , or The fish weighed in at 18 pounds. [Late 1800s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To be weighed at an official weigh-in for an athletic competition: The boxer weighed in before the fight. The fighter weighed in at 250 pounds.
2. To weigh something officially, as for travel on an airplane: The ticket agent weighed our bags in. After the agent weighed in my suitcase, I went to the gate.
3. To join an ongoing discussion, debate, or competition: The president still hasn't weighed in on the issue. After striking out twice, the player finally weighed in with a base hit.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.