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call in sick

This page is about the collocation call in sick

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

to telephone your place of work and say you're not coming because you're sick

For example

  • I don't feel well, so I'd better call in sick.

  • We've had three people calling in sick, so it must be a virus.

Quick Quiz

If you're calling in sick, you could be

a. talking to a doctor

b. talking to your boss

c. calling an ambulance

Contributor: Matt Errey