To ring in

to usher, attend on, or celebrate, by the ringing of bells; as, to ring out the old year and ring in the new.

See also: Ring

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Many hardened skivers don't bother calling in themselves - 40 per cent got someone else to ring in for them, usually a long-suffering partner.
"If, for example, you have a family crisis, can you take time to deal with it or are you forced to ring in sick?