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    #1

    expression

    Hello,

    How do you say when you walk through a gate or door with someone else because you don`t have access to it yourself?

    For example: I forgot my swipe card and I can`t get into my office building because the doors are activated by this swipe card. In this case I`ll have to wait for another person to come in or leave the building so that I can tailgate? jump through? sneak through? (These are just guesses, is there an expression for that?)

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    Re: expression

    There is no specific expression I am aware of to cover that situation. I would call it "sneaking in."

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    Re: expression

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    "With piggybacking, a [person] appears as a legitimate employee and walks into a secure building following behind someone who has access."

    -- Rajendra Maurya, Social Engineering (2013).

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    Re: expression

    Try "squeeze in."
    e.g.
    I forgot my swipe card; can I squeeze in with you please?

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    Re: expression

    I too, thought of using 'piggyback', but I might also use 'sneak' or 'slide' in. Possibly 'creep' in as well.

    Even though you're not trespassing and have legitimate reason to enter the building, since it's technically bending the rules, I think any verb that has connotations of being furtive or evasive would work.
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