call roll

call (the) roll

In a group setting, to call out each person's name from a list to see if they are present or absent. I haven't called roll yet, but it looks like a lot of kids are absent from school today. Suzy, please call the roll, I need to step out for a moment.
See also: call, roll

call (the) roll

 and take (the) roll
to call the names of people from a list of those enrolled, expecting them to reply if they are present. After I call the roll, please open your books to page 12. I will take roll, and then we will do arithmetic.
See also: call, roll
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Welcome to a little game that I like to call Roll Reversal 2: The Conundrum.
However, attorney Daniel Fohlani of the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) pleaded with the court to bear with him as he was not ready with defending arguments because he knew he would be appearing for the call roll and not for any other business.
Accidentally hitting a pedestrian with your car, or letting your call roll down the hill?
In the curtain call roll of dishonour, tragic trio Sinitta, Dr Hilary and Bobby Davro almost fall over.
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The first challenge: Half of the kids don't have the capacity to sit long enough for the teachers to call roll.
But King, 74, made a decision long before Memorial Day: On the final day, she would not call roll, She would not read resolutions.
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If staff members at any of those three centers can't answer within 10 seconds, the call rolls to the four centers in the second tier--where again the calls ring in at the same time.
He repaid Poyet with a man-of-the-match performance and the Uruguayan was still singing his praises by the time yesterday afternoon's press call rolled around.
I quickly redialed but the call rolled to my son's voice mail.
The nurse can then answer as if he or she is on a regular call; if the nurse is not available, the call rolls over to a nurse aid.
But one way to rouse Rose's ire is to call Rolls a diversified business.
IP telephony needs a way to associate IP addresses with phone numbers, as well as rules fur what to do when a phone call rolls over to voice mail.