clue someone in

clue (someone) in to give someone information they need or want.

I asked David to clue us in on what needed to be done first.

He hung the painting to clue in visitors that this was a different kind of place.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • clue someone in — tv. to set someone straight (about something); to inform someone of the facts. □ What’s going on? Clue me in. CD I think I’d better clue in Sam about the rally …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • clue someone in — informal inform someone about something. → clue …   English new terms dictionary

  • clue someone in/up — (informal) INFORM, notify, make aware, prime; keep up to date, keep posted; informal tip off, give the gen, give the low down, fill in on, gen up on, put in the picture, put wise, keep up to speed. → clue …   Useful english dictionary

  • clue in — clue (someone) in to give someone information they need or want. I asked David to clue us in on what needed to be done first. He hung the painting to clue in visitors that this was a different kind of place …   New idioms dictionary

  • clue in — verb provide someone with a clue Can you clue me in? • Hypernyms: ↑hint, ↑suggest • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody * * * clue in (informal) To inform • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • clue — clue1 [ klu ] noun count ** 1. ) an object or fact that someone discovers that helps them solve a crime or mystery: search for/look for/find a clue: Detectives were brought in to help search for clues. clue to/as to/about: Police still have no… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clue in — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms clue in : present tense I/you/we/they clue in he/she/it clues in present participle clueing in past tense clued in past participle clued in informal clue someone in to provide someone with information about… …   English dictionary

  • clue — noun a fact or piece of evidence used to solve a crime or that serves to reveal something. verb (clues, clueing, clued) (clue someone in) informal inform someone about something. Phrases have a clue [usu. with negative] informal know about… …   English new terms dictionary

  • clue — /klu / (say klooh) noun 1. anything that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem, mystery, etc. 2. → clew. –verb (t) (clued, cluing) 3. → clew. –phrase 4. clue someone up, to give someone the facts. 5. not have a clue …   Australian English dictionary

  • Clue Club — Genre Animation Directed by Charles A. Nichols Voices of David Jolliffe …   Wikipedia

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