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English definition of “pencil sth/sb in”

pencil sth/sb in

phrasal verb with pencil     /ˈpen.səl/ verb [T] (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to arrange for something to happen or for someone to do something on a particular date or occasion, knowing that the arrangement might be changed later: We'll pencil in the dates for the next two meetings and confirm them later.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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