ring-in


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ring-in

said of a racehorse; means not the horse referred to but one criminally substituted for it with the intention of defrauding the punters.
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The scandal comes after Blue Peter was forced to apologise this week for faking a ring-in when its phone system failed.
And we get just as many ring-ins communicating good news - sparkling achievements, community events, tales of triumph over adversity.
The situation is so bad that bosses don't believe one in three ring-ins.
We will keep you up-to-date with the outcome of any cases featured in the ECHO based on ring-ins from our readers.