It is from Crash Course US history. It is at around 8 minute and 6 second.

So it is not going to be Woodrow Wilson because it would be obvious, but I don't the names of any other prominent democrats, so I am going to guess Woodrow Wilson. Yes? Get in!

I have checked all the meanings the phrasal verb has in a dictionary, but still I am struggling to understand what the host means by that.

  • I have no idea what it means, from what you have posted above. I haven't listened to the clip.
    – Colin Fine
    Nov 17, 2018 at 12:42

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This presenter is chock full of phrases from 20th century American popular culture. When a contestant on an American TV game show won a new car, the show's emcee would shout, "Get in!".

Here, he has just given a correct answer, and is imagining himself to be the emcee telling him that he has "won" the prize. He's alluding to such a game show. There are even little bells ringing, a faint echo of the blaring horns and flashing lights, rings and gongs that would signal success in those 20th century TV game shows.


I know that Urban Dictionary may not be a good reference, but based on his reaction and the situation in which this phrase is said, it seems to be an expression of success or celebration and I think its meaning is close to this definition from Urban Dictionary:

Get in (interjection, Chiefly British):

Expression of victory or happiness of the result of a given situation.

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