|1.||phone it in|
Perform an act in a perfunctory, uncommitted fashion, as if it didn't matter.
She sang the National Anthem, but she was just phoning it in as far as I could tell.
|2.||phone it in|
Literal - To present something, whether an idea, project, product, etc. by way of a phone call, rather than in person.
Used to describe a lazy or uninspired attempt.
Kate: "God what an ass."
Bill: "No kidding, I can't believe what Joe's saying!"
Bill: "Way to 'phone it in' Steve..."