1. To dictate how a situation or agenda proceeds, as from a position of authority.
2. To decide on the course of action; to be in charge.
3. Fig: To make the decisions; to decide what is to be done.
1. I'm the boss, and I call all the shots here! Mom calls the shots for Thanksgiving dinner, so you better get her approval for any dish you want to bring.
2. Why do you have to call all the shots? Do what you're told. I'll call the shots.
3. Sally always wants to call the shots, and Mary doesn't like to be bossed around. They don't get along well. Sally always wants to call the tune.
by Jessie Christie May 24, 2018
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