on the telephone

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Definition of on the telephone

1 : using a telephone to talk to someone He came to the door while I was on the telephone.
2 British : connected to a telephone system the percentage of households on the telephone
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“On the telephone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20telephone. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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