put in an appearance

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When any of these nondescript individuals put in an appearance, Sherlock Holmes used to beg for the use of the sitting-room, and I would retire to my bed-room.
It proved to be a long mile and a half, but they walked it, and half an hour or so later the agent put in an appearance.
They were rather shamefaced when they put in an appearance, and Charley chaffed them unmercifully.