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phone-in

[ fohn-in ]

noun



phone-in

1

noun

    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



phone in

2

verb

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of phone-in1

First recorded in 1965–70; noun, adj. use of verb phrase phone in

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