pencil somebody in

pencil somebody in
ˌpencil sth/sbˈin derived
to write down sb's name or details of an arrangement with them that you know might have to be changed later

We've pencilled in a meeting for Tuesday afternoon.

Shall I pencil you in for Friday?

(= for a meeting)

He was pencilled in to play the detective.

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