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inside information

This page is about the collocation inside information

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

information only known by people inside a particular organization

For example

  • One of the bank's employees must have given inside information to the thieves.

  • The company's accountant was sent to prison for giving inside information to investors.

Note:
A similar collocation is "inside knowledge", and related compound nouns include "insider trading" and "insider dealing".

Quick Quiz

Inside information is information that's

a. only inside someone's mind

b. sealed inside an envelope

c. only known by insiders

Contributor: Matt Errey