One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Become friendly with (someone), especially in order to gain an advantage.‘I hope he doesn't get in with the wrong crowd’
worm one's way into, work one's way into, ingratiate oneself with, curry favour withView synonyms
- ‘‘I got in with a crowd of great people and acquired a taste for champagne, clubs and restaurants,’ she says of her time in London.’
- ‘He was more than a little annoyed at Matt for destroying his chances of getting in with what was obviously the ‘in’ crowd.’
- ‘But it wasn't long before she got in with the wrong crowd, keen to ingratiate herself with her peers, and befriended the bullies themselves.’
- ‘She told how Donna had been a ‘lovely girl’ but then got in with a bad crowd.’
- ‘When he was about 15, he got in with a new group of friends and after many arguments decided to leave home.’
- ‘He got in with the wrong group at senior school and they introduced him to drink.’
- ‘I got in with people that were a lot older than me, and were into alcohol and drugs.’
- ‘I got in with a runaway crowd, and they took care of me.’
- ‘The guys he got in with were not your usual drug ridden thieves they were professional hard men, they carried guns.’
- ‘People always say if you get in with the Scottish people, they'll be fiercely committed to you, and we really saw that, it was a very special vibe.’
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