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in-and-out

[in-uh nd-out, -uh n-] /ˈɪn əndˈaʊt, -ən-/
adjective
1.
in or participating in a particular job, investment, etc., for a short time and then out, especially after realizing a quick profit.
noun
2.
Manège. an obstacle consisting of two fences placed too far apart to be cleared in one jump and too close together to allow more than one or two strides between.
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  • You might make a position for us both by some such alliance; for, to tell the truth, I have had but in-and-out luck so far.

    Two on a Tower Thomas Hardy
  • Paupers of the "in-and-out" class who use the workhouse as a means of evading their parental responsibilities.

    The Vagrancy Problem. William Harbutt Dawson
  • Now, they're going to make 'em do some in-and-out jumping, see?

    Voces Populi F. Anstey
  • in-and-outWhere two fences are within a few feet of each other, forming an "in-and-out," the pace needs to be carefully regulated.

    How Women Should Ride C. De Hurst
  • It was so shallow that he would not jump it, but the in-and-out of a tiger with a kill would be the equivalent of a jump.

  • Weatherby—he can pull that in-and-out game through the loft like he did before.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • Now they're going to make 'em do some in-and-out jumping, see?

  • The legislation of the fourteenth century, so far as it concerns our subject, was of an in-and-out character.

Slang definitions & phrases for in-and-out

in-and-out

noun

The sex act; copulation; fucking: The pages of romances offered less in-and-out than a downtown parking garage/ Her refreshing answers about the old in-and-out bluntly demystified any last glitches/ the endlessly hypnotic spectacle of the old in-out

[first form 1620+; fr the 1600s idiom play at in-and-out, ''do the sex act, copulate'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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