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call offTo recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
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call onTo visit somebody; to pay a call.
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call upAn order to report for military service.
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call inTo communicate with a base etc, by telephone.
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call inTo summon someone, especially for help or advice.
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call onIn a classroom, to select a student.
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call outTo specify, especially in detail.
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call outTo yell out; to vocalize audibly; announce.
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call inTo withdraw something from sale or circulation.
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call outTo order into service; to summon into service.
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call outTo arrange for a professional to call at your home for some purpose.
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call outTo challenge.
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cattle callAn audition which is open to the public and thus draws a large number of applicants, many of whom are inexperienced.
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call forthTo induce, inspire.
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call onTo request or ask of somebody; to select for a task.
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call onTo correct; to point out an error or untruth.
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tough callA choice or judgment which is difficult to make, especially one involving only two alternatives.
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call it quitsTo conclude; to quit or stop an activity.
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call it a dayTo cease the activity for the day.
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call it a dayTo retire.
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call it a nightTo cease what one has been doing for the night.
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call it a nightTo go to bed to sleep.
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call it evenTo declare debts resolved or favors or other exchange equitable.
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call someone's bluffTo take action on the basis that another person is bluffing.
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call the shotsTo make the decisions;to be in charge;to give orders.
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call off the carpetTo get away from
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call off the dogsDuring a one-sided sports contest, to remove the first-string unit of a team from the game after dominating the opponent.
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call off the dogsTo ease up on after inflicting great punishment.
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first port of callThe first place to go to start a process.
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first port of callThe first port that a vessel calls in at after the start of a voyage.
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at one's beck and callIn servitude to; at one’s command.
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be at one's beck and callTo be in the position of serving someone in any way they desire, usually unwillingly.
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above and beyond the call of dutyExtremely heroic, more heroic that what is expected.
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desperate times call for desperate measuresIn adverse circumstances actions that might have been rejected under other circumstances may become the best choice.
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call 'em as one sees 'emTo candidly and honestly express an opinion or viewpoint.
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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.
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ring inTo make a phone call to one's usual place of work.
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ring backTo return a phone call.
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ring backTo make another phone call to the same person.
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ring roundTo call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.
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ring upTo telephone, to call on the telephone.
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hang upTo terminate a phone call.
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knock upIn the morning as by knocking at the door; rouse; call; summon; also, to go door-to-door on election day to persuade a candidate's supporters to go to the polling station and vote. See also knocker up.
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bite of the reality sandwichA wake-up call, a reality check.
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bring forwardTo call up for consideration.
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calling cardA prepaid card or credit card, usually electronically readable, used to pay the charges when making a telephone call.
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che sera seraUsed to express a personal philosophy of fatalism1604, Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus:Why then belike we must sin, / And so consequently die. / Aye, we must die an everlasting death. / What doctrine call you this ? Che, sera, sera: / What will be*, shall be; Divinity adieu. / These Metaphysics of Magicians, / And necromantic books, are heavenly.
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desperate times require desperate measuresAlternative form of desperate times call for desperate measures.
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drop a dimeTo make a phone call, usually means calling the police to report another's activities.
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drop somebody a lineTo write, call or visit somebody.
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