The first guests rolled in at 10 p.m.

susanna76

Senior Member
Romanian
Hi,

Imagine a party where people arrive at different times. Is it ok to use roll in for arrive, or does roll in, by any chance, mean that they arrived by car?

Thank you!

Here's an example sentence:
The first guests rolled in at 10 p.m.
 
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    Sometimes "rolled in" has an implication of "showing up any old time" (not being punctual).
    For example: "Everyone was here for dinner at 6, except uncle Ralph, who rolled in at 7:15".

    But that is just sometimes. Often it is just a colorful way of saying "arrived", as in your sentence:
    "The first guests rolled in at 10 p.m."
     

    susanna76

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    Oh, that too, indeed, even though it may be a bit of a stretch. But yes, there is that suggestion. Thank you, se16teddy!
     
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