in with, be

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in with, be

  1. Be in league or association with, as in She was in with the wrong crowd. It is also put as keep in with, meaning "to remain in league or association with," as in He really kept in with his high school friends even while he was in college. [Late 1600s]

  2. See in good with.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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