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    Smile To take call on

    What does "to take call on" mean in the following? : "Congress President sonia Gandhi will take a call on the candidature of around a dozen relatives of leaders, including that of President's son, for the October 13 assembly elections in maharashtra." From the context, the meaning of the phrase should be " taking decission". But I haven't found it in any dictionary, including dictionary of idioms/freedictionary.com.


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    Re: To take call on

    Quote Originally Posted by Romel Panzer View Post
    What does "to take call on" mean in the following? : "Congress President sonia Gandhi will take a call on the candidature of around a dozen relatives of leaders, including that of President's son, for the October 13 assembly elections in maharashtra." From the context, the meaning of the phrase should be " taking decission". But I haven't found it in any dictionary, including dictionary of idioms/freedictionary.com.
    "To take a call on" is not an American expression; it must be British.

    From the context, I'd say it means "to take a voice vote" -- to get each member of Congress to say
    "Yea" or "Nay" to the candidacies mentioned.

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    Re: To take call on

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    "To take a call on" is not an American expression; it must be British.

    From the context, I'd say it means "to take a voice vote" -- to get each member of Congress to say
    "Yea" or "Nay" to the candidacies mentioned.
    No, it's not British either.


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    Re: To take call on

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's not British either.
    Hmmm....

    It does suggest "taking roll call" or something similar.

    I naturally assumed it was British, since every decent government in the world is a child of the Mother of Parliaments.

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