don't call us, we'll call you


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don't call us, we'll call you

A phrase said when one person is not interested in the other, in a situation like a job interview or an audition. It is more often used humorously. I thought I had a good shot at this job until the recruiter said, "Don't call us, we'll call you" after the interview. Katie and I met some more losers online tonight, and we were just like, "Don't call us, we'll call you!"
See also: call

don't call us, we'll call you

used as a dismissive way of saying that someone has not been successful in an audition or job application. informal
See also: call

don’t call ˌus, we’ll call ˈyou

(informal) used for indicating that the speaker has no interest in meeting somebody, taking something that somebody is offering, etc: I had hoped she might want me to work with her, but her attitude was one of ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you.’
See also: call