Translation of "wake-up call" - English-Traditional 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.

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。

a telephone 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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)