in and out

adverb

Definition of in and out

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : alternately in and out he's been in and out all day
2 : to the last detail : exhaustively, thoroughly understands his business in and out knew each other in and out— Virginia Woolf

in and out

noun

Definition of in and out (Entry 2 of 3)

: an obstacle found in fox hunting and steeplechasing consisting of two fences in close proximity but impossible to clear in the same jump

in-and-out

adjective

Definition of in-and-out (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : now good and now bad in performance an in-and-out showingWilliams Alumni Review
2 : characterized by purchase and sale of the same security within a short period in-and-out trading

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“In and out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20and%20out. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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