call the shots (or tune)


call the shots (or tune)
call the shots (or tune)
take the initiative in deciding how something should be done.
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  • call the shots — ► call the shots (or tune) take the initiative in deciding how something should be done. Main Entry: ↑call …   English terms dictionary

  • call the shots — verb exercise authority or be in charge Who is calling the shots in this house? • Syn: ↑call the tune, ↑wear the trousers • Hypernyms: ↑control, ↑command • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • call the shots — {v. phr.}, {informal} To give orders; be in charge; direct; control. * /Bob is a first rate leader who knows how to call the shots./ * /The quarterback called the shots well, and the team gained twenty yards in five plays./ Syn.: CALL THE TUNE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call the shots — {v. phr.}, {informal} To give orders; be in charge; direct; control. * /Bob is a first rate leader who knows how to call the shots./ * /The quarterback called the shots well, and the team gained twenty yards in five plays./ Syn.: CALL THE TUNE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call the shots — call the shots/tune to be the person who makes all the important decisions and who has the most power in a situation. She was used to calling the shots, to being in charge …   New idioms dictionary

  • call\ the\ shots — v. phr. informal To give orders; be in charge; direct; control. Bob is a first rate leader who knows how to call the shots. The quarterback called the shots well, and the team gained twenty yards in five plays. Syn.: call the tune …   Словарь американских идиом

  • call the shots or the tune — idi+inf call the shots or the tune, to have the authority to make decisions …   From formal English to slang

  • call the shots — verb To make the decisions; to be in charge; to give orders. You may know all about glassblowing, but here in the gym I call the shots. Syn: call the tune …   Wiktionary

  • call the shots/ the tune —    The person who calls the shots or the tune is the one who makes all the important decisions and is in control of the situation.     He shows a lot of authority but in fact it s his wife who calls the tune …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • call the shots — to make the important decisions. The company was more successful when just one or two people were calling the shots. Related vocabulary: call the tune, run the show …   New idioms dictionary