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chip in

1. To contribute to something being undertaken by a group, such as a task or collection. If everyone chips in to help, we can clean this garage in no time. How much am I supposed to chip in for our joint gift?
2. To offer money as a bet in a game, such as poker. Hurry up and chip in something for this hand.
3. To join in a discussion about something; to offer one's thoughts. When I heard them discussing my department, I just had to chip in with my own suggestions.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

chip something in

(on something) (for someone) Go to chip in (with something) (on something) (for someone).
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chip something in

(on something) Go to chip in (on something).
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chip in (with something) (on something) (for someone)

 and chip in (with something) (for something) (for someone); chip something in (on something) (for someone)
to contribute money for a gift for someone. Would you like to chip in with a little cash on a gift for Carol? I will chip in a little with you on a gift for Carol. Would you chip in with a few bucks for a gift for Carol? Would you chip a few bucks in on a gift for Carol? Would you care to chip in on a gift for the teacher? Yes, I'd be happy to chip in.
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chip in

 (on something) and chip something in (on something)
1. to contribute a small amount of money to a fund that will be used to buy something. Could you chip in a dollar on the gift, please?
2. chip in (on something) (for someone) to contribute money toward a gift for someone. Would you please chip in on the present for Richard? Will you chip in for Randy?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chip in

1. Contribute money, help, or advice, as in If we all chip in we'll have enough to buy a suitable gift, or Everyone chipped in with ideas for the baby shower. Mark Twain used this term in Roughing It (1872): "I'll be there and chip in and help, too." [Mid-1800s]
2. In poker and other games, to put up chips or money as one's bet. For example, I'll chip in another hundred but that's my limit or, as Bret Harte put it in Gabriel Conroy (1876): "You've jest cut up thet rough with my higher emotions, there ain't enough left to chip in on a ten-cent ante." [Mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

chip in

v.
1. To contribute something toward some general pool or effort: They chipped a few bucks in for snacks. We all chipped in $5 for supplies. Everybody ought to chip in so that no one gets stuck with all of the costs.
2. To put up chips or money as one's bet in poker and other games: After each player chipped in $1, I dealt the cards. You're not getting any cards until you chip in.
3. To interrupt a conversation with comments; interject: I wanted to chip in, but I couldn't get a word in edgewise. You can chip in any time.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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About riding to the mill behind Gluglu; fishing back in the lake with their Uncle Jasper; picking pecans with Lidie's little black brood, and hauling chips in their express wagon.
It's right on the seafront so you get a healthy dose of sea air with your fish supper and it was named the top place to get fish and chips in 2013.
In a major vote of confidence for the new connectivity option, Motorola has announced that it has licensed OTG technology from TransDimension, and will add it to chips in a number of forthcoming devices, including phones and PDAs.
Davis, also runner-up on his last start in Madeira, summed it up when he said: "When someone chips in three times in the round there is not much you can do about it."
Davis, also runner-up on his last start in Madeira, summed it up when he said: 'When someone chips in three times in the round there is not much you can do about it.'