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    moved in and out of government at all levels.?

    By "moved in and out of government at all levels.", do you mean "taking some position and leaving it in the goverment"? What is the usage of "in and out"?

    ex)The lawyer had a unique place within American society. In a country without a landed aristocracy, lawyers formed a privileged but public-spirited class. In every town and city in America, they were the leading citizens who helped to build the museums and hospitals, formed civic institutions, and moved in and out of government at all levels.

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    Re: moved in and out of government at all levels.?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    By "moved in and out of government at all levels.", do you mean "taking some position and leaving it in the goverment"? What is the usage of "in and out"?

    [...]leading citizens [...] moved in and out of government at all levels.
    They were elected or appinted to jobs at all levels, from the highest (that of Mayor in a city, Governor in a state) to the lowest (possibly as an unpaid adviser, or volunteer helper). They would accept such jobs for a limited period, and then leave them, moving on to another job - possibly after a break.

    He was in and out of work for most of his life.
    He alternated between periods of employment and unemployment.

    American presidents are in and out of favour with the general public depending on how they handled the most recent crisis.
    They are sometimes popular, sometimes not.

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