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    calling an audible

    what does the term "I'm calling an audible" mean in football and business terms?

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    Re: calling an audible

    Quote Originally Posted by bethgamburd View Post
    what does the term "I'm calling an audible" mean in football and business terms?
    In American football, calling an audible means the quarterback is changing the play at the line of scrimmage. In business, a manager may deviate from a prepared plan by calling an audible once the meeting has started. In essence, it means 'playing it by ear' or 'by a gut feeling' at the time action needs to be taken.

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    Re: calling an audible

    Hi,

    call an audible = to decide what to do at the last second after seeing all possible options and obstacles that come up.

    Comes from football, seen when the quarterback goes up to the line of scrimmage, sees a defensive alignment he wasn't expecting, and adjusts by yelling out a new play.

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    Re: calling an audible

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi,

    call an audible = to decide what to do at the last second after seeing all possible options and obstacles that come up.

    Comes from football, seen when the quarterback goes up to the line of scrimmage, sees a defensive alignment he wasn't expecting, and adjusts by yelling out a new play.

    Regards.

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    Nicely written, vil! All of your practice is paying off!

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