(Of something unpleasant or unwelcome) begin and seem likely to continue: less hardy plants should be brought inside before cold weather sets in
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- Before the cold weather sets in, have your central heating serviced to ensure you keep your energy bills down.
- But to get the real benefits of cheaper gas and electricity as the cold weather sets in, it is best to act now.
- As the boats were being lowered the Tuscania took on a list to starboard and panic began to set in.
begin, start, arrive, come, develop
(Of a sleeve) made separately and inset into a garment.
- If the armhole is too high and the garment has a set-in sleeve, the fit can be adjusted as you sew.
- Shoulder width is particularly important in fitted garments with set-in sleeves.
- Other typical details include double-entry cargo pockets and set-in sleeves.
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