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    the meaning of "your call"

    Hi!
    I see the phrase "your call" every now and then in very different contexts. I have a hard time to understand the meaning of it, when it's not used in the obvious meaning in sentences regarding telephones and the like. Now and then i have a faint idea of the meaning, but i can not *think* it in my mother tongue Swedish. Can you help me?
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    Re: the meaning of "your call"

    The word "call" in the phrase "your call" actually means a declaration made during a game, for example, the choice of heads or tails when a coin is tossed

    Its your call.


    Hope this helps.


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    Re: the meaning of "your call"

    Quote Originally Posted by filmfan View Post
    Hi!
    I see the phrase "your call" every now and then in very different contexts. I have a hard time to understand the meaning of it, when it's not used in the obvious meaning in sentences regarding telephones and the like. Now and then i have a faint idea of the meaning, but i can not *think* it in my mother tongue Swedish. Can you help me?
    all the best
    It may well have more than one meaning, FF. The one that comes first to mind has nothing to do with phones and it means 'it's your decision/choice'.

    A: Do you wanna go to a movie or to the bar?

    B: I'm easy. It's your call.

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    Re: the meaning of "your call"

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    It may well have more than one meaning, FF. The one that comes first to mind has nothing to do with phones and it means 'it's your decision/choice'.

    A: Do you wanna go to a movie or to the bar?

    B: I'm easy. It's your call.

    I agree whole-heartedly with Riverkid. It means it's the decision of the person being spoken to.

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    Re: the meaning of "your call"

    Quote Originally Posted by filmfan View Post
    Hi!
    I see the phrase "your call" every now and then in very different contexts. I have a hard time to understand the meaning of it, when it's not used in the obvious meaning in sentences regarding telephones and the like. Now and then i have a faint idea of the meaning, but i can not *think* it in my mother tongue Swedish. Can you help me?
    all the best
    This phrase has more than one sense. As you said it can convey that the the (phone) caller wants to speak to you. And it also concludes that the decision is upto yours.

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