in passing
phrasal by the way ; incidentally

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in passing — {adv. phr.} While talking about that subject; as extra information; also. * /Our teacher showed us different kinds of flowers and told us in passing that those flowers came from her garden./ * /The writer of the story says he grew up in New York… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in passing — {adv. phr.} While talking about that subject; as extra information; also. * /Our teacher showed us different kinds of flowers and told us in passing that those flowers came from her garden./ * /The writer of the story says he grew up in New York… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in passing — ► in passing briefly and casually. Main Entry: ↑passing …   English terms dictionary

  • in passing — in passing, let me add that the new membership directory will be available on Thursday Syn: incidentally, by the by/way, en passant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in passing — adverb incidentally; in the course of doing something else (Freq. 1) he made this remark in passing • Syn: ↑en passant * * * INCIDENTALLY, by the by/way, en passant. → passing * * * adverb : by the way …   Useful english dictionary

  • in\ passing — adv. phr. While talking about that subject; as extra information; also. Our teacher showed us different kinds of flowers and told us in passing that those flowers came from her garden. The writer of the story says he grew up in New York and… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in passing — if you say something in passing, you mention it while you are talking about something else He mentioned her in passing but I didn t think anything of it at the time …   English dictionary

  • in passing — briefly and casually. → passing …   English new terms dictionary

  • in passing — Synonyms and related words: a propos, along the way, amain, apace, apropos, apropos of, as one goes, at once, by forced marches, by the by, by the way, cursorily, en passant, en route, expeditiously, feverishly, for example, furiously, hand over… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • in passing — incidentally; by the way; another important matter (not directly connected with what I am saying) is …   Idioms and examples

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