Definition of get in in US English:

get in

phrasal verb

  • 1(of a train, aircraft, or other transport) arrive at its destination.

    ‘the train got in late’
    • ‘I'm a bit disappointed that my flight out is mid Friday afternoon, which allowing for time differences gets in at 8pm.’
    • ‘I've not really seen much of it as the train only got in at nine after a delay somewhere around Dusseldorf.’
    • ‘What if the train gets in too late and the tube isn't running?’
    1. 1.1 (of a person) arrive at one's destination.
      ‘what time did you get in?’
      • ‘Mummy and Daddy arrived just minutes after I got in late this afternoon.’
      • ‘My apologies for downtime. I got in from circuit training and found yet more spam in my referrer file.’
      • ‘Dr. Lee is arriving by airplane and is little late getting in from Salt Lake, but he should be here shortly.’
      • ‘James and I took the train down here last night and got in at about six this morning.’
  • 2(of a political party or candidate) be elected.

    • ‘In the end, (in my honest opinion) the best possible candidates on a local and national scale got in.’
    • ‘For the record, even though I didn't vote for him, I think he will get in with an increased majority.’
    • ‘It really doesn't make any difference whether the Labour Party gets in or the Conservative Party.’
    • ‘If the Labor party gets in, it is almost certain that she will be far more influential than she would ever have been just sitting on the balance of power.’
    • ‘In 2002, he got in with a clean 50% of the vote (a Libertarian candidate pulled 4%).’
    • ‘However, it is not correct to say that if a racist party gets in, it is the fault of non-voters, and that they had won by default.’
    • ‘And I missed Worsley - Labour got in with over 50%’
    • ‘Making it tough for new parties to get in is fine, but it shouldn't be impossible.’