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English definition of “phone sth in”

phone sth in

informal often disapproving
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with phone   /fəʊn/ us    /foʊn/
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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