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What's "bring someone in" mean? and when do you use it?

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Rebecca

"Bring someone in" can have a couple meanings depending on the context! Here, to "bring someone in" means to take them to the police station in custody - to arrest them or question them. It can also mean to introduce someone to be a part of a group project, task, or work force. Or it can simply mean to have someone enter the room. So depending on the context, you can use it in those ways. Ex: Let's bring in another manager for July. We're going to need the help. Ex: Bring in Charlie so we can speak to him about the problem. Ex: We brought in the criminals yesterday.

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