call into question


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call (someone or something) into question

To cause someone or something to be viewed with doubt. I considered Walt for the promotion, but his constant lateness soon called that decision into question. Such a significant error really calls all of the experiment's results into question.
See also: call, question

call someone or something into question

to cause someone or something to be evaluated; to examine or reexamine the qualifications or value of someone or something. Because of her poor record, we were forced to call Dr. Jones into question. We called Dr. Jones's qualifications into question.
See also: call, question
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bishops, Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit and Matthew Clark of Rochester to call into question the Church's teaching on homosexuality.
The findings call into question a widely used estimate of the carbon dioxide emitted when residents of the tropics chop down trees, burn vegetation, and convert forests into pastures and crop fields.
But the work made little sense as a critique of MacKinnon's position, since it relied on the very sensationalism that such a critique would call into question.
These findings call into question the relevance of the existing European Community standards for coastal bathing waters.