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Synonyms for call the shots

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  1. call the shots, call the tune, wear the trousers(verb)

    exercise authority or be in charge

    "Who is calling the shots in this house?"

    wear the trousers, call the tune


  1. call the shots(verb)

    call the tune

  2. 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.

    call the tune

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  1. calltheshots

How to use call the shots in a sentence?

  1. Georgina Wright:

    As a big European Union member state, The UK could essentially call the shots. If it agreed with a Commission policy, it would say so loudly at European Union. If it disagreed, it could say so even louder and build coalitions with other like-minded member states. That was obviously never going to work with Boris Johnsons Brexit. The UK would be sitting on the other side of the table with 27 member states opposite.

  2. David Oyelowo:

    Who gets to call the shots matters, they've Got ta Have Us.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    If you work hard, and do you part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead, but the Republicans, they want to go back to letting the super wealthy call the shots. They don't stand up for equal pay for women. They don't support paid family leave. They don't even really support refinancing student debt.

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