phone sth in Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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phone sth in

informal often disapproving
phrasal verb with phone uk   /fəʊn/  us   /foʊn/ verb [I or T]
If someone phones in a performance, they do it without any effort: The actor phoned in his performance without a hint of personality.
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