pencil in

phrasal verb
penciled in or pencilled in; penciling in or pencilling in; pencils in

Definition of pencil 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 figurativelyHe was penciled in as the director's replacement.

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“Pencil in.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pencil%20in. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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