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The meaning of "phone it in"

" Phone it in "
Meaning:
Perform an act in an uncommitted disinterested manner.
Example:
John Goodman was so bored with his lead role in the Flintstones movie he virtually phoned in his performance.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Mostly USA.
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