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chime in (with something)

Fig. to add a comment to the discussion. Little Billy chimed in with a suggestion. He chimed in too late; the meeting was breaking up.
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chime in

to enter a conversation, esp. by interrupting Everyone at the table began to chime in with their own ideas.
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chime in

1. Join in harmoniously or in unison, either literally (with music) or figuratively (joining a conversation to express agreement). For example, In this passage I want the altos to chime in with the tenors, or When Mary agreed, her sister chimed in that she'd join her. The literal usage was first recorded in 1681, the figurative in 1838.
2. chime in with. Be in agreement or compatible with, as in His views chime in with the paper's editorial stance. [Early 1700s]
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ring one's chimes

Arouse one's attention, excite one, as in That kind of music really rings my chimes. [Slang; 1970]
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chime in

1. To join in harmoniously with someone or something: The carolers began singing and everyone chimed in.
2. To interrupt someone or join a conversation suddenly, especially with an uninvited opinion: The kids were talking among themselves when the teacher chimed in.
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References in classic literature ?
I would have chimed in, but I felt that you could polish him off for yourselves--I didn't interfere.
They spoil one's things so, too," chimed in a third boy.
Bute chimed in; and both sate with clasped hands looking from each other at their victim.
We have not the requisite data," chimed in the professor, and he went back to his argument.
It was that his view of what she had done chimed in so neatly with her own.
The clock has chimed every 15 minutes for more than 100 years in the village of Wherwell, Hants.
AN HISTORIC clocktower which has chimed every 15 minutes for more than 140 years could be silenced - because of one complaint.
SWEET-toothed Status Quo rocker Francis Rossi has chimed in with his backing for our ice cream van campaign.