judgment call


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judgment call

1. A subjective decision made based on one's own experience or viewpoint. Because of the impending snowstorm, it was a judgment call whether I should attempt driving to work.
2. In sports, a decision made by a game official based on what they have seen take place. The decision to issue the team a penalty was definitely a judgment call by the referee.
See also: call, judgment
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The first examines how a judgment call on one team affects referee scrutiny on the opposing team.
Good judgment calls are a process, he said, not an event.
The judgment call by Health Commission Wales in those circumstances has been perverse.
This assignment challenges the reader to compare ideas, assess the value of theories, make judgment calls based on the value of evidence, and recognize subjectivity, which are all taken from Bloom's evaluation stage of learning.
It may take several episodes for Martha Stewart to make her judgment call on the wannabes who will fill her televised boardroom on "Martha Stewart: The Apprentice," which made its debut last month.
Although various criteria have been published, in practice this is a judgment call, and we suspect that physicians vary considerably in use of antimicrobial agents for skin infections.
First, keep the file lean: If you decide you must keep all your old e-mails and their attachments for years and years, that's your judgment call, but recognize that such a strategy means the file will grow to an enormous size.
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It's a judgment call, but most newsletter marketers have found that sending "a sample issue and an order form" isn't enough.
Whether that constitutes a "crisis" is a judgment call.
She is right to point out that deconstruction entered architecture in the '80s in a way that reinforced rather than destabilized gender hierarchies, but her sweeping judgment call overlooks deconstructive methods that have been so central to feminist practices, evident in nearly every contribution to The Architect.
This informal network made A easy for us to compare notes, to discuss the many judgment call parents must take, and generally to back each other up.
Hence, the examining pathologist must make a judgment call.
Obviously, it's a judgment call that depends on the people you're managing and the situation.
Anyway, now that we've made it clear that what's reasonable is a judgment call on constitutional law by the arresting officer (who should not have to explain it verbally while making a bust, like Miranda), I think we've laid to rest the vagueness.