plugged-in

[pluhgd-in]
adjective Informal.
closely connected; in touch with what is going on; informed; involved: He's one of the more plugged-in advisers at State House.

Origin:
1955–60, for literal sense

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plugged-in
 
adj
slang up-to-date; abreast of the times

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Example sentences
In a more relaxed, less plugged-in era, office workers would rise up midday to
  break away.
But now the productive potential of millions of plugged-in enthusiasts is
  attracting the attention of old-line businesses, too.
Perpetually plugged-in youngsters are more likely to suffer poor psychological
  health.
Many firms are high-tech, flexible and plugged-in globally.
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