Meaning of “call the shots” in the English Dictionary

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"call the shots" in British English

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call the shots

also call the tune

to be in the position of being able to make the decisions that will influence a situation

(Definition of “call the shots” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"call the shots" in American English

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call the shots

to be the person who controls or organizes a situation:

You're the boss here – you get to call the shots.

(Definition of “call the shots” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)