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’
    • ‘She's called in the government to do more to stop unscrupulous companies selling prescription drugs on the Internet.’
    • ‘Experts from The Pigeon Control Advisory Service were called in two years ago and visited the town again just before Christmas.’
    • ‘A local referee was called in to inspect the pitch at 12.30 pm and deemed it unplayable.’
    • ‘When the government needs them at times like this, they pick up the phone and they call them in.’
    • ‘Lt. Murphy calls him in on cases that don't seem to make any sense.’
    • ‘Normally we are called in to provide an emergency service.’
    • ‘Extra firefighters were called in as the fire spread.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The National Criminal Intelligence Service has been called in, along with a Metropolitan Police team specialising in tracking down fugitives.’
    • ‘Law enforcement authorities discovered lab equipment and other "suspicious" material in the house, and then called in the FBI.’
    • ‘Said James, the policewoman assigned to the case promised to call on them late Sunday afternoon.’
    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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