in the can
phrasal of a film or videotape completed and ready for release

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in the can — {adj.}, {slang}, {movie jargon} Ready; finished; completed; about to be duplicated and distributed to exhibitors. * /No sneak previews until it s all in the can!/ * /Once my book s in the can, I ll go for a vacation./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the can — {adj.}, {slang}, {movie jargon} Ready; finished; completed; about to be duplicated and distributed to exhibitors. * /No sneak previews until it s all in the can!/ * /Once my book s in the can, I ll go for a vacation./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • in the know — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Knowing about things that most people do not know about; knowing secrets or understanding a special subject. * /Tina helped Professor Smith make some of the exam questions, and she felt important to be in the know./ * /In… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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