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Meanings of In-ruins:

phrase

(of a building or city) to be extremely badly damaged so that most of it has fallen down

Usage examples:

Lie in ruins the town lay in ruins after years of bombing., the old theatre had sat abandoned for t…

Meanings of In-safe-hands:

idiom

Being cared for or dealt with by someone skilled

Usage examples:

Dr bailey is doing the operation, so your wife is in safe hands.

Meanings of In-search-of:

phrase

Trying to find something

Usage examples:

She was shot by a sniper when she went out in search of firewood., sam went off in search of toilet…

Meanings of In-season:

phrase

If fruit and vegetables are in season, they are being produced in the area and are available and ready to eat

Usage examples:

Fruit is cheaper when it's in season., you can use whatever berries are in season for this recipe.,…

In-service

ˌɪnˈsɜː.vɪs

Meanings of In-service:

adjective

Used to describe training done during your time at work, to learn new skills, etc.

Usage examples:

Most of the company's in-service training is done in house., i had the pleasure of giving two prese…

Meanings of In-seventh-heaven:

idiom

Extremely happy

Usage examples:

Since they got married, they’re in seventh heaven .

Meanings of In-shape:

idiom

To be prepared and ready to do something

Usage examples:

All our bags are packed, and we don't have to leave for another hour, so we're in good shape.

Meanings of In-short:

idiom

Briefly

Usage examples:

In short, we have to decide whether to continue losing money or change the way we do business.

Meanings of In-shreds:

phrase

Very badly torn

Usage examples:

My shirt was in shreds when i took it out of the washer., come on, you needs some new jeans - those…

Meanings of In-sooth:

noun

Used to show or emphasize that something is true

Usage examples:

In sooth, i know not why i am sad.

Meanings of In-space:

phrase

Very soon

Usage examples:

Within a short space of time you could be speaking perfect english!, in a short space of time they'…

Meanings of In-spate:

phrase

If a river is in (full) spate, it has more water in it and is flowing faster than it usually does

Usage examples:

The stream was in full spate and we struggled to cross it., emotions washed over him like a river i…

Meanings of In-spite-of:

idiom

Even though there is something unpleasant or bad happening

Usage examples:

In spite of his injury, ricardo will play in saturday’s game.

Meanings of In-stages:

phrase

If you do something in stages, you divide the activity into parts and complete each part separately

Usage examples:

We're decorating the house in stages so it won't be ready for another couple of months., the diseas…

Meanings of In-step:

phrase

When people walk in step, they lift their feet off the ground and put them down again at the same time

Usage examples:

The soldiers marched in step., he fell in step with a group of young men walking in the same direct…

In-store

ˌɪnˈstɔːr

Meanings of In-store:

adjective

Happening inside a store

Usage examples:

Online sales are catching up with in-store sales., in-store marketing/promotion, take advantage of …

Meanings of In-succession:

phrase

Happening one after another

Usage examples:

In rapid succession she had her first three children in rapid succession., in quick succession his …

Meanings of In-t:

phrasal verb

To be prevented from moving by something

Usage examples:

We were locked in traffic for over two hours on the way home., both parties wish to avoid being loc…

In-tatters

ˈtæt.əz

Meanings of In-tatters:

plural noun

Torn pieces

Usage examples:

His clothes were in tatters (= torn apart).

Meanings of In-tears:

phrase

Crying

Usage examples:

I found him in tears in his bedroom., at the end of his speech, most of us were in tears., when he …

Meanings of In-that-case:

phrase

Because of the mentioned situation

Usage examples:

There's no coffee left? in that case i'll have tea., "there's a fairly generous budget for equipmen…

Meanings of In-the:

collocation

As a general idea, without referring to particular ideas, details, or examples

Usage examples:

So far we've only discussed the question in the abstract., it all sounds very encouraging in the ab…

Meanings of In-the-absence-of:

collocation

While someone or something is not present or does not exist, or because someone or something is not present or does not exist

Usage examples:

In the absence of more suitable candidates, we decided to offer the job to mr conway., in the absen…

Meanings of In-the-act:

noun

A us law to protect people borrowing money by making organizations that lend money provide information about all the costs involved

Usage examples:

We need stiffer penalties for violations of the truth in lending act.

Meanings of In-the-affirmative:

collocation

Saying "yes" or expressing agreement in another, often official, way

Usage examples:

A large majority of students replied in the affirmative., to everyone's relief, he nodded in the af…

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