parachute in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyparachute in
he/she/itparachutes in
present participleparachuting in
past tenseparachuted in
past participleparachuted in
  1. parachute someone in to suddenly put someone in a new job when people do not expect it

    They had to parachute her in to tackle the crisis.

See also main entry: parachute