Is "call in a taxi" correct? I thought "call in a taxi" was correct, because you would say "call in a supply package", but after looking up Google, I barely get any results telling me that it's not idiomatic. What's the correct phrasal verb I should use?

For example:

I wanted to call in a taxi after I got out of the restaurant.

  • What type of situation are you referring to? When you are on the street and want a taxi to stop so you can get it, or using a phone to schedule a taxi to pick you up? – katatahito Jun 24 '19 at 2:00
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    The phrase call in is usually reserved for calling for help. As in, calling in the troops to rescue you. You wouldn't normally use it with a taxi—unless, perhaps, you really needed to escape from a bad situation and only a taxi could get you out. With a taxi you would normally just say I wanted to call a taxi or possibly I wanted to call for a taxi. But not call in. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jun 24 '19 at 3:03
  • It might be used in this sense: I wanted to call in a taxi, but my cell phone wouldn't work in the cab. – DrMoishe Pippik Jun 24 '19 at 3:09

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