Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

close in on (sb/sth)

close in onclose in on somebodyclose in on something
Meaning(s)
1) approach quickly, or move nearer or closer to somebody or something
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    • close in on a deal
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  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The police closed in on the suspect after they tracked a call he had made from a public payphone.
    2. I hate being in small, enclosed spaces. It can feel as though the walls are closing in on me!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I want you involved in the negotiations today. I believe your expertise and interpersonal skills can help us close in on a deal.
    2. The deadline is rapidly closing in on us. We must get this order out asap!
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