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Call the Shots

is an acrostic for cts.

Definition of the verb call the shots

What does call the shots mean as a doing phrase?


  1. exercise authority or be in charge

Alternative definition of the verb call the shots


  1. [idiomatic, chiefly US] To make the decisions; to be in charge; to give orders.


  1. "Call the Shots" is a song by British girl group Girls Aloud from their fourth studio album, Tangled Up. The song was written by Miranda Cooper, with inspiration from an article about the advance of women in business, and Brian Higgins, Tim Powell, Lisa Cowling, and Giselle Somerville also received songwriting credits. Polydor Records originally intended to release it as a single for The Sound of Girls Aloud: The Greatest Hits; however, "Something Kinda Ooooh" was selected instead. In September 2007, "Call the Shots" leaked online, and on 26 November of the same year, it was released as the second single from Tangled Up through Fascination Records, a week after the album's release.
  2. "Call the Shots" is a musical single of Girls Aloud.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Call the Shots" is a musical single of Art of Tones & Jaw.
    • released on (5 years ago)

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Google previewA Dictionary of Confusable Phrases (2010)

More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations by Yuri Dolgopolov

call one's shots • call the shots call one's shots—1. tell in advance the result of a ...

Google previewThe Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus (2002)

by Elizabeth Jewell

call the shots (or tune) be in charge or command, rule the roost, be in the driver's seat, be in the saddle, be at ...

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

call the shots to be the person who controls or organizes a situation 0 You're the boss here - you get to call the shots. PHRASAL VERBS with call • call back ( someone) [M] to telephone someone who has telephoned you, often to answer a ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: A-I (2006)

by Eric Partridge

131, 1995 ▻ call the shots to be in a position of power; to direct the actions ...

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I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots, I'm not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war. (George H. W. Bush)
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