Meaning of “bring sb in” in the English Dictionary

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"bring sb in" in British English

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bring sb in

phrasal verb with bring uk /brɪŋ/ us /brɪŋ/ verb [ T ] brought, brought

to ask someone to do a particular job:

We need to bring in an expert to deal with this problem.

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  • I've been brought in to troubleshoot - to go in, sort out the problem, and get out again.
  • The company has brought in some new blood in an effort to revive its fortunes.
  • Outside workers were brought in in an attempt to break the strike.
  • The army was brought in to try to prevent further bloodshed.
  • An outside adviser has been brought in to arbitrate the dispute between the management and the union.

(Definition of “bring sb in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bring sb in" in Business English

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bring sb in

phrasal verb with bring uk /brɪŋ/ us verb [ T ] brought, brought

to ask someone to do a particular job:

We need to bring in an expert to deal with this problem.

(Definition of “bring sb in” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)