Posted by ESC on June 25, 2006
In Reply to: Phone it in posted by Kashima on June 25, 2006
: Could someone help me with the phrase "phone it in" as in the following context?
: What does it mean?
: If you want a sequel, you have to work even harder than the film before. A lot of times on the sequel, some people "phone it in," so to speak.
: Thank you in advance!
The person isn't doing his or her best work. Isn't trying hard. The image is a person phoning rather than actually showing up.