Definition of in on in English:

in on

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  • Privy to (a secret)

    ‘they were in on the conspiracy’
    • ‘Ben must have been in on the secret too, because he refused to take off his clothes.’
    • ‘Yet if they did they sure as hell weren't letting us in on what should hardly have been a secret.’
    • ‘That we hear not even a peep from him is presumably due to the fact that too many sponsors and cronies are in on the great land scam.’
    • ‘The filmmaker's intention is not to make fun of the audience but to let them in on the joke.’
    • ‘Neither party leader will even let their own public in on that, even if they had a clue.’
    • ‘Everybody likes to be in on a secret, in at the start of something big.’
    privy to, aware of, acquainted with, informed about, informed of, advised of, apprised of, mindful of, sensible of
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