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call away

To ask one to leave one's current space or task and do something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "away." I was working on that report, but then I got called away to put ink in the printer. When you have five kids, you're constantly being called away to help one with something. Don't call him away while he's in the middle of cleaning out the garage, or it'll never get done!
See also: away, call

call someone away (from something)

to ask someone to come away from some place or from doing something. The boss called Kathy away from her office. The principal called away the teacher from the classroom. Why did you call Kathy away?
See also: away, call
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The rapper said that he is "just a phone call away" if Prince William wants him to play at the royal wedding.
ILLEGAL drugs are "just a phone call away" in the Midlands, a shock new study has revealed.
Care Link advisers are never more than a phone call away for the elderly, disabled and other vulnerable people they keep an eye on.
I am in graduate school and, yes, many a day I am tempted by the take-out just a phone call away.
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The company says it maintains a huge inventory with more than 10,000 tools in stock so that most orders ship same day, and that technical support is always just a phone call away.
"But this week's game is in Wales so he's only a phone call away."
But they can also rest assured that their energy consultant is only a phone call away, ready to listen and decipher what you are really asking for.
Tell her you love her and are a phone call away. And if you like her mom, say so.
PAUL Harris added another six wickets to his bulging Warwickshire tally then beat out a strident message to South Africa's selectors: "I'm only a phone call away."
He said: "I'm just a phone call away. I haven't played at all this year but have maintained my fitness levels and feel ready to play."
'Caring families could be just one telephone call away from starting on a journey which will help to enrich their lives and the lives of the children whose constant wish is that someone, somewhere is prepared to love them enough to share their home with them.'
I was pleased to read your article about the national GLBT hotline ["A Phone Call Away," December 21].