clue in

phrasal verb

clued in; clueing in or cluing in; clues in
: to give information to (someone)
The public should be clued in to what's happening.
often + on
She'll clue you in on the latest news.
often used as clued in
He's totally clued in on the latest computer developments.

Examples of clue in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mysterious skeletal remains found lodged inside the chimney of a Wisconsin music store have fueled speculation and frustrated investigators for more than 30 years — but DNA analysis recently revealed a huge clue in the cold case. Mitchell Willetts, Miami Herald, 14 May 2024 Space Channel 5 Many online users have clued in on the fact that Meg’s outfits and background also take inspiration from Space Channel 5, with Meg’s pink wig and pigtails mostly-bearing similarity to Ulala, who battles aliens with dance moves. Solcyré Burga, TIME, 10 May 2024 But for audiences who have patiently waited to be clued in, the episode finally answers what the hell is going on with the show’s central character, who has experienced everything from hand tremors to full-on sensory breakdowns to a Doctor Doolittle-level ability to persuade animals. Hunter Ingram, Variety, 3 May 2024 A couple of dumpster-diving kids (Eleanor Sweeney and Bailey Sheetz, both aces) have clued in exec Bob to Post’s advances on that front. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Quill and fountain pens In one part of the exhibit, fans have clued in on a quill and a fountain pen near a piece of paper. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 18 Apr. 2024 The quiz show — which first aired in 1964 and consists of three rounds where contestants try to answer clues in the form of a question — has cemented its impact on pop culture with more than 9,000 episodes and 40 seasons on TV. Tanner Stransky,, 8 Apr. 2024 There are four clues in this theme set, each marked with an asterisk, at 20- and 39-Across and at 11- and 29-Down. Caitlin Lovinger, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2024 Authorities discovered a clue in the case of missing University of Missouri college student Riley Strain, Sunday, who vanished while visiting Nashville earlier this month. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 17 Mar. 2024

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