One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Enlist someone's aid or services.‘you can either do the work yourself or call in a local builder to help you’
call, call for, call in, summon, ask to come, request, request the attendance of, request the presence of, order, contact, fetchView synonyms
- ‘Normally we are called in to provide an emergency service.’
- ‘When the government needs them at times like this, they pick up the phone and they call them in.’
- ‘Said James, the policewoman assigned to the case promised to call on them late Sunday afternoon.’
- ‘Lt. Murphy calls him in on cases that don't seem to make any sense.’
- ‘Law enforcement authorities discovered lab equipment and other "suspicious" material in the house, and then called in the FBI.’
- ‘She's called in the government to do more to stop unscrupulous companies selling prescription drugs on the Internet.’
- ‘Extra firefighters were called in as the fire spread.’
- ‘A local referee was called in to inspect the pitch at 12.30 pm and deemed it unplayable.’
- ‘The National Criminal Intelligence Service has been called in, along with a Metropolitan Police team specialising in tracking down fugitives.’
- ‘Experts from The Pigeon Control Advisory Service were called in two years ago and visited the town again just before Christmas.’
- ‘A company can call her in for a morning to measure up its sales staff, or a group of colleagues can book her for a couple of hours.’
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