get in

Definitions

  • Pinocchio Gets His Foot Caught in a Trap
    Pinocchio Gets His Foot Caught in a Trap
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get in of trains; move into (a station) "The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"
    • v get in to come or go into "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
    • v get in secure a place in a college, university, etc.
    • v get in succeed in a big way; get to the top "After he published his book, he had arrived","I don't know whether I can make it in science!","You will go far, my boy!"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Little Time was lost in getting to the Post Little Time was lost in getting to the Post
ULYSSES, WHEN A YOUTH, FIGHTS THE WILD BOAR AND GETS HIS WOUND IN HIS THIGH ULYSSES, WHEN A YOUTH, FIGHTS THE WILD BOAR AND GETS HIS WOUND IN HIS THIGH

Quotations

  • Jeff Arder
    Jeff Arder
    “We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.”
  • Sheldon Kopp
    Sheldon Kopp
    “In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Seek joy in what you give not in what you get”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “I fear we are not getting rid of God because we still believe in grammar.”
  • Aneurin Bevan
    Aneurin%20Bevan
    “We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.”
  • John Bunyan
    John%20Bunyan
    “My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.”

Idioms

Can't get a word in edgeways - If you can't get a word in edgeways, you don't have the chance to say anything because the person you are with is is talking all the time.
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Get in on the act - If people want to get in on the act, they want to participate in something that is currently profitable or popular.
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Get in on the ground floor - If you get in on the ground floor, you enter a project or venture at the start before people know how successful it might be.
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Get it in the neck - (UK) If you get it in the neck, you are punished or criticised for something.
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Get your ducks in a row - If you get your ducks in a row, you organise yourself and your life.
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Get your feathers in a bunch - If you get your feathers in a bunch, you get upset or angry about something.
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Usage

In literature:

Did it ever occur to you how difficult it is to feed 1,000 men in a trench 3 miles long when you can only get in at the ends?
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
Now don't fail to get in, for there you will find your man.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
They didn't have to get in if it was cold but they had to wash off.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
I want you to get in that line this half and stop something or I'll make you play left end in a fancy-work club.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
It was easy enough to get in, as there was a hole in the roof.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Old Nibbs steps up out of the crowd, opens the door of my car, gets in and sits down beside me.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
And what you may get in the way of ornament for two-pence, is astounding.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
There, the crowd in all the lobbies and passages was so great, that I had a difficulty in getting in.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
I'm afraid of the effect it may have on him; and he won't be up when we get in.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
I doubt whether we could get in that time from the Yenesei.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Feelings get in the way.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
I'd rather puzzle it all out, up in here, than read anything else that we get in by mail.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
It's much worse getting out of this than getting in.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
Neither Hepsie nor any other girl they could get in that country was going to have her work inspected as if she were a slave.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
If the wrong kind of person does get in, he or she doesn't stay more than an hour or two.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
It is impossible to get anything in the way of news save meagre details.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
You heard about me getting in for it?
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
If he hasn't, the boys can get in in the dark and 'chum' the fish.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Attempts to sift the human mind throw very little light upon it, and the dust gets in the eyes of the story.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
But he is getting in bad odor.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
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In poetry:

"O where will I get a gude sailor,
To take my helm in hand,
Till I get up to the tall top-mast;
To see if I can spy land?"
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Anonymous British
"O where will I get a gude sail-or
To take my helm in hand,
Till I get up to the tall topmast
To see if I can spy land?"--
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Henry Morley
But surely angels would be there,
To shield her from all harm;
And in Christ's loving bosom,
She could nestle and get warm.
"The Match Girl" by John Hartley
You are so serious, as if
a glacier spoke in your ear
or you had to walk through
the great gate of Kiev
to get to the living room.
"V.R. Lang" by Frank O Hara
The king sits in Dumferling toune,
Drinking the blude-reid wine:
"O whare will I get a skeely skipper
To sail this new ship of mine?"
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Henry Morley
So when I am weary in body
And sinking in spirit, I say,
All the toils of the road will seem nothing
When I get to the end of the way.
"Life What We Make It" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

New York City and Long Island drivers will have to check their license plates before attempting to get in line for gas in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Trucks line up on Pier J Avenue as they wait to get in to Cosco, as other ships are parked in the Port of Long Beach on December 3, 2012.
'Killer Karaoke' gets in where it fits in.
"Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter," he wrote in his first message via @Pontifex.
Rebecca Jones gets in a jog on Scout Cabin Road just outside of Warren on Wednesday, Oct 24, while her sons Scott (left) and Luke enjoy the ride in the double stroller on a sunny 70-degree day.
'Killer Karaoke ' gets in where it fits in.
Friends Mara Watson, left, and Sara Roe chat in the cafeteria before getting in line for turkey.
So did Pacquiao's wife, who broke down in tears and tried to get in the ring to aid her downed husband.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch says good-bye to reporters as he gets in his car after being released from the hospital in New York, Monday, Dec 10, 2012.
Major league baseball teams started coming to Florida for spring training almost a century ago, traveling by rail from the often still-frozen North to get in shape and play some exhibition games in the sun.
Chicago is earmarking a million dollars in leftover NATO summit funds to help young people who might otherwise get in trouble.
"I can't wait to play again, get in front of our home fans, get out there, play the game and just get back to it," defensive end J.J.
Get in shape with the Healthy You Challenge in Madison .
Stop the run-up to the holidays for a few hours and get in touch with the natural flow of time with this hike Friday on the Zillmer Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest.
As work continues on the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park , the volunteer group behind it is asking those interested in donating to it to get in touch with them soon.
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In science:

For time greater than 1 the probability of getting in two steps to a state with a given label does not depend on the current state nor on the time.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
By extending the division-algebra-valued superalgebras to octonions we get in D = 11 an octonionic generalized Poincar´e superalgebra, which we call octonionic M-algebra, describing the octonionic M-theory.
Generalized Space-time Supersymmetries, Division Algebras and Octonionic M-theory
Moreover, in the condenced matter physics usually only the relations between the microscopic quantities but not the quantities themselves do not depend on the lattice cutoff, and this situation is very similar to what one gets in quantum field theory.
String Theory or Field Theory?
It is here that we get in trouble by ignoring the category theory that is necessary.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
If we now fix ∆ref = 4 mas yr−1 and increase ∆cat , one sees that the link error is further on dominated by the much larger error ∆cat until the value of ∆ref gets in the order of ∆cat .
Formalism and quality of a proper motion link with extragalactic objects for astrometric satellite missions
This conditional probability can be bounded by means of the one-dimensional version of Proposition A, and the estimate we get in such a way is useful if the conditional variance of the random variable we have to handle has a good upper bound.
An estimate on the maximum of a nice class of stochastic integrals
Therefore, in conventional thermostatistics one gets in the thermodynamic limit Yang-Lee singularities.
"Qualms" from Lavenda, cond-mat/0311270
We can always suppose that no vertices get in the way.
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
The going right case is the simplest, since we can suppose that no vertices get in the way.
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
Taking infimum on A with prescribed measure, we get Iµn (an ) ≤ nan−1 Iµ (a) for all a ∈ (0, 1).
Concentration for independent random variables with heavy tails
Since we have, according to Theorem 2.4, (ddc uj )n ∗→ 0, we get in particular that RΩ −ϕ(ddc uj )n → 0.
Pluricomplex charge at weak singularities
Because the series (7) also terminates for polynomial Hamiltonians, we get in this way a terminating sequence of semiquantum approximations, beginning with the quantum evolution, and ending with the classical one.
Semiquantum versus semiclassical mechanics for simple nonlinear systems
Equating this with the energy of the unzipped state, −N g , in which the polymer favors a configuration where each of the bond gets oriented in the local force direction, we get the critical value of the force, gc = 3ǫ/4.
Randomly forced DNA
We first get in Theorem 2.1 the analytic continuations in {Res > 0} by extending the idea used in [Ku].
Partial zeta functions
Indeed, if ˜z is an x-minimum in (αz , z ), then in case β ˜z > z we get that w takes the same value in two local minima, while in case β ˜z < z we get w(β ˜z ) ≥ w(z ) + x.
One dimensional diffusion in an asymmetric random environment
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