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Origin of call-in
Example sentences from the Web for call-in
Note: UNICOR uses its inmates for everything from call center operators to human demolishers of old computers.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is the Mexico that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and most major U.S. corporations, are eager to call amigo.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Al Qaeda has never managed to carve out a large chunk of real estate to call its own—in Afghanistan it was a guest of the Taliban.
Who else would see a former spouse accused of underage sex and call him ‘the greatest man there is’?
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.
It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.
After an hour, however, he reached this decision: He would not go to or call up Mrs. Merley.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
British Dictionary definitions for call-in
Idioms and Phrases with call-in
Summon for help or consultation, as in We've decided to call in a specialist to look at Father. [Second half of 1600s]
Withdraw from circulation, as in We're calling in all the old models. [Late 1500s]
Communicate by telephone, as in In this office salesmen must call in once a day. [Mid-1900s]