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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)

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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)
Translations of “call the shots”
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制,操纵, 处于决策地位…
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制,操縱, 處於決策地位…
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