578 – Idioms with CALL

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For today’s English lesson let’s take a look at some idioms that use the verb call. These are idioms that you can use in the workplace and in your personal conversations.

Here are the example sentences from this episode. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or join my Podcast Learner’s Group for the transcript, live group lessons, and more.

  • Hey that’s strange. The boss has never called a meeting on a Friday afternoon. I wonder what happened.
  • When the price of the stock dropped yesterday, the CEO called a meeting for all of the board members.
  • Thank you everyone for coming today. Before we get started, I would like to call your attention to the no smoking signs posted around this room.
  • Welcome aboard Flight 21 today. I would like to call your attention to the location of the emergency exits on this plane.
  • Arguing with the boss? Oh, there’s no call for that.
  • The kids broke the window with a baseball? That’s all? There was absolutely no call for getting the police to come here.
  • The teacher called me on the carpet when I forgot to bring my homework.
  • If you come to work late again tomorrow, the big boss is going to call you on the carpet.
  • My car skidded on the ice and almost hit the car in front of me. That was really a close call.
  • Tommy said he had a close call when he was skiing last weekend. He almost hit a tree!
  • Bob was against wearing a mask but getting COVID was a big wake up call for him.
  • When my doctor told me that my cholesterol level was dangerously high, it was a wake up call for me to stop eating fast food.
  • Taking the train instead of a taxi was a good call. I just got a text message that there was a bad accident on the highway and there’s a lot of traffic on the road going to the airport.
  • Hey good call suggesting this restaurant. That was an amazing meal!
  • Quitting my job was a tough call but I’m really glad that I decided to start my own company.
  • Jenny said that at the time, breaking up with her boyfriend was a tough call, but now she realizes that it was the best decision she’s ever made.

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