call in sick
phrasal to report by telephone that one will be absent because of illness

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • call in sick — phrasal : to report by telephone that one will be absent because of illness * * * call in sick phrase to phone someone at the place where you work to tell them you are too ill to work He called in sick and went shopping with his wife. Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • call in sick — to telephone work or school to say you are ill and will not be there. I woke up with a terrible cold and had to call in sick last week …   New idioms dictionary

  • call in sick — to phone someone at the place where you work to tell them you are too ill to work He called in sick and went shopping with his wife …   English dictionary

  • call in sick — notify a workplace that one will not come to work due to illness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • call in sick (to) —  Take a day off from work.  ► “According to a survey conducted by the Gallup Organization, 24% of employed adults say that they call in sick at least once a year when they are not really sick.” (HR Magazine, May 1995, p. 20) …   American business jargon

  • call in — verb 1. summon to enter (Freq. 2) The nurse called in the next patient • Hypernyms: ↑invite, ↑ask in • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody 2. summon to a particular activity or employment …   Useful english dictionary

  • call in — phrasal verb Word forms call in : present tense I/you/we/they call in he/she/it calls in present participle calling in past tense called in past participle called in 1) [intransitive] same as call I, 8), b) call in to do something: I called in to …   English dictionary

  • call/phone in sick — ◇ If you call/phone in sick, you make a phone call to your place of work to say you will not be working that day because you are sick. Two of the waiters called in sick, so we re very short staffed. • • • Main Entry: ↑sick …   Useful english dictionary

  • call in — UK US call in Phrasal Verb with call({{}}/kɔːl/ verb ► [I] COMMUNICATIONS to phone a place in order to give or get information: »With a number of employees having called in sick, the remaining staff were struggling to cope. »People were asked to… …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌcall ˈin — phrasal verb 1) same as call She wondered whether to call in on Mark on the way home.[/ex] 2) to telephone the place where you work and tell them something Harry s called in sick again (= telephoned to say he is ill).[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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