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The meaning of "phone it in"

" Phone it in "
Perform an act in an uncommitted disinterested manner.
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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