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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.
by octopod November 08, 2003
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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.

Minimal effort.
Kate: "God what an ass."
Bill: "No kidding, I can't believe what Joe's saying!"
Steve: "n00b!!!1!"
Bill: "Way to 'phone it in' Steve..."
by FlowersInMidgar October 28, 2006
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When a women is halfway through a blowjob and decides to jerk it instead of finish with her mouth.
Really Kait, your just going to Phone it in?
by Johnfitz1775 February 21, 2018
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