Word Origin Old English in (preposition), inn, inne (adverb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German in (preposition), German ein (adverb), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin in and Greek en.Idiomsnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//ɪn//; NAmE NAmE//ɪn//
(especially North American English) to have influence with somebody
have an in with somebodyjump to other results
all the details, especially the complicated or difficult ones the ins and outs of the problem He quickly learned the ins and outs of the job.
the ins and outs (of something)jump to other results
= a way into something
an in to somethingjump to other results