Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

dip in and out of

dip in and out of
Meaning(s)
1) to work on something, then move on to a different task, then back to the original task
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • dip in and out of work
  • Analysis
     This can also be used in conversation when referring to something, then speaking about something else and then going back to the original conversation. It can be used in any context, social or professional.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The father of the groom dipped in and out of his relationship with the bride during his speech. It was obvious he didn't like her very much.
    2. I knew her well but she only ever dipped in and out of her past, so I never knew a whole lot about her background.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When the Line Manager gave his presentation, he dipped in and out of policies of the company throughout the keynote speech.
    2. James prioritised his work for the week, but every chance he got he dipped in and out of the important project.
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