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. 2014.

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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) —  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 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 — phrasal to report by telephone that one will be absent because of illness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • 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

  • sick — 1 /sIk/ adjective 1 ILL suffering from a disease or illness: Where s Sheila is she sick? | a sick child | get sick AmE (=become ill): At the last minute I got sick and couldn t go. | sick as a dog (=very sick): Pete s at home in bed, sick as a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • call — call1 [ kɔl ] verb *** ▸ 1 ask/tell someone to come ▸ 2 shout to someone ▸ 3 telephone someone ▸ 4 describe someone/something ▸ 5 use a name for someone/something ▸ 6 say/announce something loudly ▸ 7 organize something ▸ 8 of animals ▸ 9 say… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • call — [[t]kɔ͟ːl[/t]] ♦ calls, calling, called 1) VERB If you call someone or something by a particular name or title, you give them that name or title. [V n n] I always wanted to call the dog Mufty for some reason... [V n n] Doctor... Will you please… …   English dictionary

  • sick — sick1 W3S1 [sık] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ill)¦ 2 be sick 3 feel sick 4 make me/you sick 5 make somebody/yourself sick 6 be sick (and tired) of (doing) something 7 be worried sick/be sick with worry 8¦(strange/cruel)¦ 9 sick at heart …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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