in passing meaning

  "in passing" in a sentence
Adverb: in passing
  1. Incidentally; in the course of doing something else
    "he made this remark in passing"
    - en passant

Encyclopedia: In passing

[American slang]
casually; said or mentioned as an aside.
  I just heard your name in passing. I didn't hear more than that.
  The lecturer referred to George Washington in passing.


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  1. he invested all his efforts in passing an exam.
  2. she gave me a triumphant glance in passing me.
  3. your prime minister mentioned it in passing when i saw him.
  4. i mention this point now in passing and shall refer to it again.
  5. after a while everyone ceased to speak of hal except in passing.

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