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Definition of "phone it in" [phone it in]

  • This sense?) to choose to deliver a message by telephone when etiquette demands the effort and respect conveyed by in person communication (verb)
  • To fulfill a responsibility with a minimum effort rather than the appropriate level of effort. (verb)
  • This sense?) to make an unseemly timid performance; to be restrained and timid when strident action is called for (verb)

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