See also: letin

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let in (third-person singular simple present lets in, present participle letting in, simple past and past participle let in)

  1. (transitive) To let someone or something come in; to admit someone or something in.
    He opened the window to let in the air.
    1. To divulge one's inner thoughts to (someone), making oneself emotionally vulnerable to them; to open up to (someone).
  2. (transitive, Oxford University slang) To associate with.
    • 1859, Hughes, Thomas, chapter 1, in Tom Brown at Oxford:
      He has also been good enough to recommend to me many tradesmen who are ready to supply these articles in any quantities; each of whom has been here already a dozen times, cap in hand, and vowing that it is quite immaterial when I pay—which is very kind of them; but, with the highest respect for friend Perkins (my scout) and his obliging friends, I shall make some enquiries before "letting in" with any of them.

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