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chime in

1. To join in a discussion about something; to offer one's thoughts. When I heard them discussing my department, I just had to chime in with my own suggestions.
2. To join in and harmonize, as of a singer joining others. OK, so when do we chime in on this song?
3. To compliment something well. Your idea really chimes in with our vision for the project.
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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

v.
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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The original plan for the structure was for traditional chiming bells, and recesses were designed in the tower.
The town council is very strongly opposed to any move to stop the clock from chiming at night.
Proving that in both business and campanology alike, chiming is everything, a Black Country doorbell company has moved to larger premises on its 100th birthday.
The rector of Ebbw Vale was warned of prosecution when the clock started chiming for the first time in seven years, after a pounds 600,000 restoration.
because of the constant chiming of the church clock.
She has now appealed to the parish council in Rothbury, Northumberland, to stop the clock chiming between 11pm and 7am.
Councillors say that it will cost pounds 865 to stop the clock from chiming, and money to pay for the work would have to be raised by increasing the town's council tax bill.
Mark Michaels says the clock is affecting trade and wants the chiming stopped during the night because his guests cannot sleep.