phone it in

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to make an unseemly timid performance; to be restrained and timid when bold action is called for
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'phone it in':

phone it into choose to deliver a message by telephone when etiquette demands the effort and respect conveyed by in person communication
phone it inTo fulfill a responsibility with a minimum effort rather than the appropriate level of effort.
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    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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