Translation of "wake-up call" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

wake-up call

noun [ C ] uk us /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。

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)

(Translation of “wake-up call” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)