In like flynn



1940s slang, said to have originated in the U.S. military, perhaps from alleged sexual exploits of Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.

adjective phrase

Accepted; acceptable; belonging to a select group; in: ”Are you in or out right now?” ”I’m in like Flynn. Didn’t you notice the picture on my desk?”

[1940s+, perhaps fr US Army Air Corps; origin uncertain; perhaps merely a rhyming phrase; perhaps associated with the sexual and other exploits of the actor Errol Flynn]

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