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  • Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.

  • In this lesson you will learn how to use the idiom 'call the shots'.

  • Calling a shot means to make a decision.

  • That's right. In other words, tocall a shotis to decide what is to be done.

  • The person who calls the shots is the one who makes the most powerful decisions.

  • That's right, Cally. Someone who calls the shots is the one who is in charge and gives directions.

  • Yes, it means to be in the most powerful position to decide and influence a situation. Will you give me an example, Aaron?

  • Alright, here is one: It's Fred's project, so he will call the shots; he'll decide how to proceed. Should I give another example?

  • If you want to. I'm not the one calling the shots here!

  • Alright then, you give an example now.

  • Sure, here it goes: 'The teacher calls the shots, not the students'.

  • Great! Let's listen to some conversations now.

  • Will we reach our destination tomorrow?

  • If we walk all day, we may. But that's up to Freda. She's calling the shots.

  • I'd rather walk half a day and stop to rest.

  • Yeah! But you're not calling the shots.

  • Freda is calling the shots, but she's pretty fair.

  • Right! She listens to our opinions, and takes them into consideration.

  • Yes, I'm glad we followed the trail, and not the rocky beach.

  • Yeah. It's pretty hot today, I suggest we rest for a while.

  • It's up to Freda, though. She calls the shots.

  • Who is calling the shots on your team?

  • The squad captain will decide who starts.

  • But the captain isn't here yet.

  • You're next in seniority. I think you'll have to call the shots until he gets here. You must decide the starting line-up.

  • Okay, I'll make the decision.

  • I'm not the one calling the shots here!

  • The teacher calls the shots, not the students.

  • But that's up to Freda. She's calling the shots.

  • She calls the shots.

  • Who is calling the shots on your team?

  • I think you'll have to call the shots until he gets here.

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イディオムコール・ザ・ショット - 簡単な例で英語のイディオムを学ぶ (Idiom Call the Shots - Learn English Idioms With Easy Examples)

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