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ring back British and Australian English

Meaning: to return a telephone call or to call again later

Synonym: call back

For example:

  • ring sb back I'll ask Mr. Smith to ring you back when he's free.

  • ring sb back He said he'd ring me back in ten minutes.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

I'll tell my boss to ring you back when
  1. I have free time
  2. he has free time
  3. you have free time

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