fill someone in

fill someone in
INFORM OF, advise of, tell about, acquaint with, apprise of, brief on, update with; informal put in the picture about, bring up to speed on.
fill

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fill someone in (informal)
1. To give someone detailed information about a situation
2. To thrash or beat up someone (slang)
3. To murder someone (slang)
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Main Entry:fill

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1) inform someone more fully of a matter, giving all the details

the cab driver filled me in on much important economic and sociological data

2) Brit., informal dated hit or punch someone

I filled in a chap and took his money


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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