Four expressions with CALL

‘Call it a day’ means to stop work for the day.

The electricity wasn’t working so we decided to call it a day.

Why don’t we call it a day and come back fresh tomorrow?


‘Call the dogs off’ means to stop attacking someone.

I don’t want to fight with you any more. I’m calling the dogs off.

Call your dogs off or else I will get really angry.


‘Call the tune’ means that you decide.

He is paying so he calls the tune.

In the present financial market, the banks call the tune.


‘Call the shots’ means the same thing.

I could manage this. I am used to calling the shots.

They both want to call the shots. There have been lots of arguments.




29 thoughts on “Four expressions with CALL”

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  2. Hello Pearson,
    Thank you for the useful information!
    It is interesting to know what is the origin of the expression ‘Call the shots’ ?
    For the rest, we have in my country more or less the same meanings of expressions.
    Have a nice day!

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  4. Thank you indeed for your great daily lessons, they really helped me to improve myself as a LES (Letters and English Studies) student.

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