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Call the shots


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오늘의 영어 표현은Call the shots입니다.

Today we will learn about the meaning and use of the phrase ‘call the shots’. Let’s start by listening to today’s conversation. 잘 들어보세요.

CALL THE SHOTS

Mike: Who usually decides which players are going to play the first round of each game? Is it the captain who calls the shots in your team?
Jason: Yes he does. He decides who plays the starting line-up. But since he is out sick today, our co-captain will call the shots for today.
Mike: I see.

Mike가 Jason에게 “Who usually decides which players are going to play the first round of each game? Is it the captain who calls the shots in your team? 각 경기 첫 라운드에서 뛸 선수를 누가 주로 결정하니? 너희 팀 주장이 하는 거야? Jason이 “Yes he does. 응, 맞아. He decides who plays the starting line-up. 우리 팀 주장이 다 해. But since he is out sick today, our co-captain will call the shots for today. 하지만 오늘은 몸이 안 좋아서 못 나왔어. 그래서 부 주장이 대신할 거야. ”라고 하네요. 이어 Mike는 “I see. 아~ 그렇구나.”라고 대답하네요. Keep today’s phrase ‘call the shots’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again.

CALL THE SHOTS

Mike: Who usually decides which players are going to play the first round of each game? Is it the captain who calls the shots in your team?
Jason: Yes he does. He decides who plays the starting line-up. But since he is out sick today, our co-captain will call the shots for today.
Mike: I see.

오늘의 영어표현은 ‘call the shots’입니다. ‘Call the shots’ means to take charge and decide what is to be done. Therefore, somebody who calls the shot is the person who is usually in power to make decisions. ‘Call the shots’은 자기 의지대로 하다, 결정권이 있다, 또는 상황을 감독하다 라는 의미입니다. Here is am example. “Nathan never lets Elia decide. Nathan always wants to call the shots, and Elia doesn’t like to be bossed around.”라고 하면 Nathan은 Elia에게 절대로 결정권을 주지 않아. 늘 혼자서 실권을 쥐고 이래라저래라 하니까 Elia가 싫어하는 거야. 라는 뜻이죠. Now we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

CALL THE SHOTS

Mike: Who usually decides which players are going to play the first round of each game? Is it the captain who calls the shots in your team?
Jason: Yes he does. He decides who plays the starting line-up. But since he is out sick today, our co-captain will call the shots for today.
Mike: I see.

Let’s review. ‘Call the shots’ means to be in a position of being able to make decisions and take charge. 오늘 배우신 영어표현 call the shots자기 뜻대로 하다, 결정권을 쥐고 있다, 또는 상황을 감독하다 라는 뜻입니다. 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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