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sail in

phrasal verb with sail uk   us   /seɪl/ verb
(also sail into sth) to start an activity enthusiastically: The children sailed 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 president sailed into her opponents with an angry speech.
Translations of “sail in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱心地開始, 抨擊(用言語攻擊某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热心地开始, 抨击(用话语攻击某人)…
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