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verb (adverb)

(intr) mainly British to report to someone by telephone
(tr) to accompany the arrival of with bells (esp in the phrase ring in the new year)
(tr) Australian to substitute (a horse) fraudulently for another horse in a race
(tr) Australian and NZ informal to recruit or include (a person)

noun ring-in

Australian informal a horse that serves as a substitute
Australian and NZ informal a person or thing that is not normally a member of a particular group; outsider

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