no call for

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no call for something

(spoken) also no call to do something
it is not reasonable Some movies throw in some violence, even though there's no call for it in the story. You have no call to be jealous.
See also: call

no call for

Also, no call to. No requirement or reason for doing something, as in There was no call for your condescending suggestions; she knew quite well what to do . This idiom, first recorded in 1779, uses call in the sense of "duty" or "need." The variant is always used with a verb, as in There was no call to get the police involved because it's a simple dispute between neighbors .
See also: call