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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To sneak into

Idiom: to sneak into

Context #1:

Jim: So we are going to the movies tonight, right?
Sam: Yeah, the show starts at 7pm.
Jim: Ok, you know the candy and food at the theater is so expensive!
Sam: I know!  I think I'll buy some candy before we go and just sneak it into the movie.

Context #2:

Sarah: You know that cool reggae band that is playing tonight at the House of Blues? Well, my friend is the drummer.
Christine: Really?  That's cool!  I heard that tickets are all sold out.
Sarah: That's true!  But my friend said he can sneak me into the concert tonight if I come early.

Meaning: "to sneak into" is a common American idiom that is used to describe a situation where you secretly (and usually inappropriately) bring or take something into another place.  Usually the thing or person you are sneaking in is not allowed, or is not supposed to be there.  If you get caught, you could be in trouble. So be careful!   

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