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phone in

phrasal verb with phone uk   /fəʊn/  us   /foʊn/ verb [I or T]
  • (WORK)

to ​phone the ​place where you ​work in ​order to ​tellyouremployer something: She ​phoned in sick (= saying that she was ​ill) this ​morning.
  • (PROGRAMME)

to ​phone a ​television or ​radioprogramme in ​order to ​expressyouropinion on a ​matter: Over 300 ​peoplephoned in to ​complain.

phone-innoun [C]

uk   /ˈfəʊn.ɪn/  us   /ˈfoʊn-/ UK (US call-in)
a ​television or ​radioprogramme in which ​members of the ​publicphone to ​expresstheiropinions or ​askquestions
(Definition of phone in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"phone in" in Business English

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phone in

phrasal verb with phone uk   us   /fəʊn/ verb [I or T] COMMUNICATIONS
[I] to ​call the ​place where you ​work on the ​phone: He ​phoned in to say that he was ​stuck in ​traffic and would be late.
phone in sick to ​phone and say you are not coming to ​work because you are ​sick: She ​phoned in ​sick on Monday morning.
(Definition of phone in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “phone in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 给工作单位打电话(报告某事)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 打電話到工作的地方(報告某事)…
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