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Meaning of “sail in” in the English Dictionary

"sail in" in British English

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sail in

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phrasal verb with sail uk   us   /seɪl/ verb
(also sail into sth) to ​start an ​activityenthusiastically: The ​childrensailed into the ​pile of ​cakes and in ​minutes the ​cakes were gone. Mary ​sailed in with a ​story about her first ​job. (also sail into sb) informal to ​attack someone using words: The ​presidentsailed into her ​opponents with an ​angryspeech.
(Definition of sail in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sail in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 热心地开始, 抨击(用话语攻击某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱心地開始, 抨擊(用言語攻擊某人)…
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