judgment call
noun Date: 1847 a subjective decision, ruling, or opinion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • judgment call — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms judgment call : singular judgment call plural judgment calls a decision in which there is no definitely right or wrong answer and that you therefore have to use your own judgment to make …   English dictionary

  • judgment call — noun a) A ruling by an umpire, referee, or similar official during a sporting event, based on his or her perception of events and in the absence of any objective measurement. The rookie outfielder was …   Wiktionary

  • judgment call — 1. Sports. an observational ruling by a referee or umpire that is necessarily subjective because of the disputable nature of the play in question, and one that may be appealed but not protested, as opposed to a matter of official rule… …   Universalium

  • judgment call — judg′ment call n. 1) spo a decision made by a referee or umpire in a sporting event that is based on personal observation of a disputed play 2) any subjective or debatable determination • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • (a) judgment call — American a decision someone has to make using their own ideas and opinions. It s a judgment call do we go by plane or risk taking the car to the conference …   New idioms dictionary

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