call the shots


call the shots
verb
exercise authority or be in charge
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Who is calling the shots in this house?

Hypernyms: ↑control, ↑command
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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BE IN CHARGE, be in control, be at the helm/wheel, be in the driving seat, pull the strings; informal run the show, be the boss.
call

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phrasal

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call the shots (orig US) or call the tune
To say what is to happen, to order, or to be in command
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Main Entry:call
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call the shots see under ↑call1
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Main Entry:shot

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to be in a position of control or authority
Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym
Main entry: call

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call the shots (or tune)
take the initiative in deciding how something should be done

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call the shots — see shot, 1
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Main Entry:call
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call the shots
informal : to be in charge or control of something

Who's the one who calls the shots around here?

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Main Entry:shot

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call the ˈshots/ˈtune idiom
(informal) to be the person who controls a situation
Main entry:callidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 — If you call the shots, you are in charge and tell people what to do …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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

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