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call someone in

Definition of call someone in in English:

Enlist someone’s aid or services: you can either do the work yourself or call in a local builder to help you
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  • Experts from The Pigeon Control Advisory Service were called in two years ago and visited the town again just before Christmas.
  • The National Criminal Intelligence Service has been called in, along with a Metropolitan Police team specialising in tracking down fugitives.
  • Normally we are called in to provide an emergency service.
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