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synonyms for call the shots

  • be in control
  • be in the driver's seat
  • be in the saddle
  • call the tune
  • lay down the law
  • make the decisions
  • make the rules
  • run the show
  • wear the trousers
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How to use call the shots in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
After an hour, however, he reached this decision: He would not go to or call up Mrs. Merley.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The vessel escaped miraculously, with sails torn by shots from three Dutch vessels, which they took for one of their own.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Each did his duty, or was adjured to do it, in the "state of life to which it had pleased God to call him."
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
He takes a turn up and down the room, looks at the music, and if the piece interests him, he will call upon you.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
A gentleman does not call his opponents vipers and consign them to hell, but Jahveh is not under any such obligations.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The second cable quotes mine of last night wherein I ask leave to call for the East Lancs.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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WORDS RELATED TO CALL THE SHOTS

  • adumbrate
  • bespeak
  • bode
  • call it
  • call the shots
  • crystal-ball
  • figure out
  • forecast
  • foreshadow
  • foretell
  • harbinger
  • have a hunch
  • herald
  • portend
  • presage
  • prognosticate
  • promise
  • prophesy
  • psych out
  • read
  • signify
  • soothsay
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.