PREPOSITIONS. In for "on"In for on:
So in the phrase "in the neck," where we should say "on the neck" or "on the heels."
“What in your own part (side) can you say to this?
The same phrase occurs Sonn. 131; MONTAIGNE, 17; N. P. 172.
“Soon after that depriv'd him of his life
And, in the neck of that, task'd the whole state.
“In pain of your dislike.