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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

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]
See also: chime, ring

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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The department is asking the court to require all defendants to provide an accounting of profits received and to disgorge profits from fiduciary breaches (or knowing participation in fiduciary breaches) and prohibited transactions, and is asking the Chimes defendants and FCE to restore any losses to the plan.
One visitor from Southampton said: "The downside of being at the front (of the hotel) was the traffic noise and the hourly chimes - both of these factors are out of the hotel's control and the latter didn't wake us and was actually quite quaint.
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A LIVERPOOL-BASED business has marked its first birthday with a distinct musical chime.
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Offering what it claims is the widest range of door chimes in the world, the pounds 5 million turnover business also remains at the forefront of door-chime design and is about to launch a series of new products, dubbed the platinum range.
The original device can secure five different instruments on a wheelchair tray: a mini-cabasa; an 8" or 10" hand drum; an 8" or 10" tambourine; a triangle; or cluster chimes.
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As soon as the chimes sound, the Instant-On feature lets you immediately see and hear the caller before picking up the handset.