call it/them like (one) sees it/them

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call it/them like (one) sees it/them

1. To make the decision that you feel is right in a given situation. The kids are usually allowed to stay up till 9, but call it like you see it. Definitely make bedtime earlier if they start getting cranky. All right, Ump, call 'em like you see 'em.
2. To describe or address something as you honestly think it is. His weak apology is just an attempt to appease his very vocal critics. That may sound harsh, but I call them like I see them. The boss is always fair, but she doesn't walk on eggshells with her criticism. She'll call it like she sees it.
See also: call, like, see
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