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phone-in

[fohn-in] /ˈfoʊnˌɪn/
noun, adjective
1.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; noun, adj. use of verb phrase phone in
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British Dictionary definitions for phone in

phone in

verb (adv)
1.
(intransitive) to make a telephone call to deliver information (esp to a broadcasting studio or place of work)
2.
(transitive) (slang) to deliver (a performance) in a perfunctory manner

phone-in

noun
1.
  1. a radio or television programme in which listeners' or viewers' questions, comments, etc, are telephoned to the studio and broadcast live
  2. (as modifier): a phone-in discussion
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