One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Record someone's arrival (or departure) in a register.‘he's signed you in and is waiting for you’‘he spent five days in hospital before signing himself out’
- ‘I walked to the desk, slid on my work apron and signed myself in.’
- ‘She went into the clock check-in and signed herself in.’
- ‘The chief fire officer signed him in as a firemen, when he arrived at the station.’
- ‘They are welcome to use every part of the club as long as they are signed in.’
- ‘The gig is free and doors open at 8.30 pm, but remember you need a Union member to sign you in.’
- ‘One of them, Ms. Jill, who always makes mommies and daddies sign kids out, said to us ‘good morning’ and she waved.’
- ‘I just hope my papa is correct in his assumption that if he signs me in as a guest it won't be a problem…’
- ‘Woody signed me in and we made our way back to the Bistro where the group was forming up.’
- ‘He signed himself out of the hospital and went to Arcadia for an examination from his primary physician, who sent him home.’
- ‘Tickets are $20, but you do need a member to sign you in.’
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