Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by CSelma, Nov 27, 2006.
Can someone explain to me (I'm French) the meaning of this sentence: To fill sb in. Thank you
You want us to "fill you in" on the definition of "to fill somebody in", CSelma ? Oh, the irony !
To 'fill someone in' means to inform someone about something.
"I need you to fill me in on what happened while I was out this morning" (or "tell me what I missed")
"Can someone please fill me in on the definition of 'fill me in'"
It does indeed normally mean to give (background) information
But also has a slang meaning in British English of to hit someone or to beat them up
Thanks for filling us in Never heard that meaning before.
To fill in someone = to inform someone.
Example: A murder has taken place at the manor.
A random individual would like to know something more about this interesing crime, and asks the authorities: "Could you please fill me in?
Renseigner is the first suggestion that comes to mind, though I'm not a native French speaker.
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