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    #11

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    if talking to Americans, consider "call an audible." It's a football reference.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/call_an_audible
    I understand what you mean now, but what does "audible" literally or metaphorically mean?

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    #12

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    If a quarterback calls an audible he changes things according to circumstances, calling the play right at the line of scrimmage.

    Does that help?
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    #13

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    If a quarterback calls an audible he changes things according to circumstances, calling the play right at the line of scrimmage.

    Does that help?

    I asked the meaning of audible .

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    #14

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    Something that is audible is something that you hear. When the quarterback says a secret word, the players know that the play they are going to run has been changed.

    In American football, there is usually a brief meeting called a "huddle" before each play. This is how the offense knows what play to run next. Now in a situation they may be intending to run one kind of play, but if the quarterback notices a weak point in the defense he may call out a special word and the players will know to run a different play to exploit the weakness.

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    #15

    Re: a wait-and-see policy/wait until the last minute

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I understand what you mean now, but what does "audible" literally or metaphorically mean?
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