1965–70; noun, adj. use of verb phrase phone in Unabridged
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a.  a radio or television programme in which listeners' or viewers' questions, comments, etc, are telephoned to the studio and broadcast live
 b.  (as modifier): a phone-in discussion

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Example sentences
Read the entire unemployment insurance information booklet you received by mail before you phone-in your biweekly claim.
It turns a deaf ear to her phone-in shows on a radio station run by angry exiles.
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