be-in
{n.}, {slang}, {hippie culture} A gathering or social occasion with or without a discernible purpose, often held in a public place like a park or under a large circus tent. * /The youngsters really enjoyed the great springtime jazz be-in at the park./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • be-in — {n.}, {slang}, {hippie culture} A gathering or social occasion with or without a discernible purpose, often held in a public place like a park or under a large circus tent. * /The youngsters really enjoyed the great springtime jazz be in at the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be in someone else's shoes — {v. phr.} To be in someone else s situation. * /Fred has had so much trouble recently that we ought to be grateful we re not in his shoes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be in someone else's shoes — {v. phr.} To be in someone else s situation. * /Fred has had so much trouble recently that we ought to be grateful we re not in his shoes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be in labor — {v. phr.} To be in parturition; experience the contractions of childbirth. * /Vane had been in labor for eight hours before her twin daughters were finally born./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be in labor — {v. phr.} To be in parturition; experience the contractions of childbirth. * /Vane had been in labor for eight hours before her twin daughters were finally born./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be in a stew — {v. phr.} To be worried, harassed, upset. * /Al has been in a stew ever since he got word that his sister was going to marry his worst enemy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be in a stew — {v. phr.} To be worried, harassed, upset. * /Al has been in a stew ever since he got word that his sister was going to marry his worst enemy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To be in for it — In In, prep. [AS. in; akin to D. & G. in, Icel. [=i], Sw. & Dan. i, OIr. & L. in, Gr. en. [root]197. Cf. 1st {In }, {Inn}.] The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be in with — In In, prep. [AS. in; akin to D. & G. in, Icel. [=i], Sw. & Dan. i, OIr. & L. in, Gr. en. [root]197. Cf. 1st {In }, {Inn}.] The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be in — In In, adv. 1. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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