call the tune


call the tune
Call the tune
The person who calls the tune makes the important decisions about something.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • call the tune — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be in control; give orders or directions; command. * /Bill was president of the club but Jim was secretary and called the tune./ * /The people supported the mayor, so he could call the tune in city matters./ Syn.: CALL… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call the tune — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be in control; give orders or directions; command. * /Bill was president of the club but Jim was secretary and called the tune./ * /The people supported the mayor, so he could call the tune in city matters./ Syn.: CALL… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call the tune — verb exercise authority or be in charge Who is calling the shots in this house? • Syn: ↑call the shots, ↑wear the trousers • Hypernyms: ↑control, ↑command • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • call\ the\ tune — v. phr. informal To be in control; give orders or directions; command. Bill was president of the club but Jim was secretary and called the tune. The people supported the mayor, so he could call the tune in city matters. Syn.: call the shots …   Словарь американских идиом

  • call the tune — to have the most power and authority in a situation. In this part of the mortgage market, the banks call the tune. Related vocabulary: run the show, call the shots …   New idioms dictionary

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

  • call the tune — 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 tune —    The person who calls the tune makes the important decisions about something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • call the tune — phrasal to call the shots …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Call the tune — be in a position to give orders, dictate policy, etc.; command; control …   Dictionary of Australian slang