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

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wake-up callnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈweɪk.ʌp ˌkɔːl/ us /ˈweɪk.ʌp ˌkɔːl/

If something that happens is a wake-up call, it should make you realize that you need to take action to change a situation.

For the insurance industry, these floods were a wake-up call.

a phone call that you arrange to be made, for example in a hotel, to wake you up at a certain time


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