Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

chip in

chip in
Meaning(s)
1) contribute to something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • chip in with money/a suggestion
  • Analysis
    The phrasal verb to chip in means to contribute something to a conversation, a group or to pay an amount of money towards something when the cost is shared by others. This expressions is usually related to money or a conversation.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Janet gave me a lift to Dublin, so it was only fair that I chipped in for petrol.
    2. It's Owens birthday soon so I thought we could all chip in to get him a present.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When I heard my colleagues discussing the deal, I felt I had to chip in to offer some advice.
    2. During my presentation, please feel free to chip in with comments or questions. There's no need to wait until the end.
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