pencil in

phrasal verb

penciled in or pencilled in; penciling in or pencilling in; pencils in
: to put (someone or something that may be changed later) on a schedule, list, etc.
Would you like me to pencil you in for Thursday morning at 11?
sometimes used figuratively
He was penciled in as the director's replacement.

Examples of pencil in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even with that seeming end point penciled in, Easton is bearing on reprising the role. Matt Webb Mitovich, TVLine, 5 July 2024 On his wall is a calendar with a job orientation penciled in. R.j. Rico and Jesse Bedayn, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 June 2024 The central bank at its June policy meeting held rates steady and penciled in one cut for 2024. Krystal Hur, CNN, 18 June 2024 The right-hander was penciled in as a starter last fall, shuffled back to the pen in February and then briefly moved into the rotation in March. Mark Long, Orlando Sentinel, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pencil in 

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“Pencil in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pencil%20in. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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