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wake-up call

noun [C]     /ˈweɪk.ʌpˌkɔːl/
If something that happens is a wake-up call, it should make you realise that you need to take action to change a situation. 警示,警钟 The poor turnout for the election will hopefully be a wake-up call to the government. 选举中少得可怜的票数有望给政府敲响警钟。 Threats and warnings
a telephone call that you arrange to be made, for example in a hotel, to wake you up at a certain time 旅馆、酒店中的电话叫醒(服务) Communicating by telephone
(Definition of wake-up call from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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