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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “wake-up call”

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,警鐘
The poor turnout for the election will hopefully be a wake-up call to the government.
選舉中少得可憐的票數有望給政府敲響警鐘。
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
飯店等中的電話叫醒(服務)
Communicating by telephone
(Definition of wake-up call from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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