call time
phrasal to ask for or grant a time-out

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • call time — (UK) If you call time on something, you decide it is time to end it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • call time — british phrase to tell customers in a pub that it is time to stop drinking and to leave Thesaurus: in bars, pubs and clubshyponym Main entry: time …   Useful english dictionary

  • call time — British to tell customers in a pub that it is time to stop drinking and to leave …   English dictionary

  • call time (on something) — call ˈtime (on sth) f5 idiom (BrE) to say or decide that it is time for sth to finish Main entry: ↑callidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • call — [kôl] vt. [ME callen < Late OE ceallian & or < ON kalla < IE base * gal , to scream, shriek > Brythonic galw, call, Ger klage & (?) MIr gall, swan] 1. to say or read in a loud tone; shout; announce [to call the names of stations] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • call — call1 W1S1 [ko:l US ko:l] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(telephone)¦ 2¦(describe)¦ 3¦(have a name)¦ 4¦(give somebody/something a name)¦ 5¦(ask/order by speaking)¦ 6¦(arrange)¦ 7¦(say/shout)¦ 8 call yourself something 9 call the shots/tune …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time — 1 /taIm/ noun TIME 1 (U) something that is measured in minutes, hours, years etc using clocks: a machine that can travel through time | The basic unit of time, the second, was redefined in 1967. | time passes/goes by: time goes by so quickly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Time-out (sport) — In sports, a time out refers to a stoppage in the match for a short amount of time. This allows for the coaches of either team to communicate with the team, e.g. to determine strategy or inspire morale. Time outs are usually called by coaches or… …   Wikipedia

  • time — I UK [taɪm] / US noun Word forms time : singular time plural times *** Metaphor: Time is like money or like something that you buy and use. I ve spent a lot of time on this project. ♦ We are running out of time. ♦ You have used up all the time… …   English dictionary

  • time — n. unlimited duration entire period of existence 1) time flies; passes 2) in time (we exist in time and space) unlimited future period 3) time will tell (time will tell if we are right) 4) in time (in time everything will be forgotten) moment… …   Combinatory dictionary

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