sneak in

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sneak in

  1. To enter without being noticed
    I'm going to try to sneak in by the back door.
    • 2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, in BBC[1]:
      Welsh nerves continued to jangle as Blake let a long ball bounce over his head and only Wayne Hennessey's swift advance from his line prevented Mirko Vucinic sneaking in.
  2. To barely advance or be allowed entry in a competition or organization despite minimal credentials or competitors thought to be superior.
    With Newport's team suffering from injuries, Springfield was able to sneak in to the quarter-finals.
    Despite a mediocre grade in English, Pat just managed to sneak in to the university.