Definition of call someone in in US English:

call someone in

phrasal verb

  • Enlist someone's aid or services.

    ‘you can either do the work yourself or call in a local builder to help you’
    • ‘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.’
    call, call for, call in, summon, ask to come, request, request the attendance of, request the presence of, order, contact, fetch
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