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While watching a football game, "We are seven minutes in. No score yet."

What does "seven minutes in" mean?

And what does it mean by "in"?

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    Seven minutes into the game. The game (or part of it) has lasted for 7 minutes, but nobody has scored a goal yet. – CowperKettle Jan 13 '15 at 15:44
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"Seven minutes in" means "seven minutes into the game". The game (or part of it) has lasted for 7 minutes, but nobody has scored a goal yet.

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    Specifically, 7 minutes (of the 32, 48, or 60 minutes) of playing time have elapsed. More than 7 minutes of actual time (including time outs and other time when "the clock is stopped") may have elapsed. (College and professional football games generally have four 15-minute quarters. High school varsity games often have four 12-minute quarters, and games for younger athletes often have four 8-minute quarters.) – Jasper Jan 14 '15 at 1:55

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