Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 1,050
    #1

    in

    Dear all,

    A wrestling coach say to one of his students backstage:
    "The first match is in. You are next."

    What is the meaning of "in" in that context? At first, I thought that "in" meant "is about to start" but when he said "you are next" I got baffled and It seemed to me "The first match has ended" but I haven't found this meaning "end" in any of "in"'s meanings. Can you help me understand that, please?

    Thanks a lot.

  1. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #2

    Re: in

    This 'in' might be a particular wrestling term; another possibility is that it's a typo for 'on' - meaning in progress (or indeed a bigger typo than that - dropping the 'progress'). The coach seems to be saying 'the match scheduled before yours has started, so get ready'.

    Happy New Year maia

    b

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 3,505
    #3

    Re: in

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    A wrestling coach say to one of his students backstage:
    "The first match is in. You are next."

    What is the meaning of "in" in that context? At first, I thought that "in" meant "is about to start" but when he said "you are next" I got baffled and It seemed to me "The first match has ended" but I haven't found this meaning "end" in any of "in"'s meanings. Can you help me understand that, please?

    Thanks a lot.
    "In" could be used to indicate the match is completed or "in" the record book, but not commonly used that way. "Over" or "done" would be more common to indicate completion, but if the match were still in progress, "on" or "underway" could be used.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 1,050
    #4

    Re: in

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    This 'in' might be a particular wrestling term; another possibility is that it's a typo for 'on' - meaning in progress (or indeed a bigger typo than that - dropping the 'progress'). The coach seems to be saying 'the match scheduled before yours has started, so get ready'.

    Happy New Year maia

    b
    What do you mean by typo? It is written "in" not "on". So now "in" still means "has started?

    Happy new year :)

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #5

    Re: in


    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 1,050
    #6

    Re: in

    I understand the meaning of "typo". It's clear from what I have said. That was a figurative question.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
    • Posts: 3,505
    #7

    Re: in

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    What do you mean by typo? It is written "in" not "on". So now "in" still means "has started? No, at least not in AmE.

    Happy new year :)
    b.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •