call (one's) shots

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call (one's) shots

To announce one's intentions or goals before pursuing them. A: "Did you know that Dave is off in LA, trying to become an actor?" B: "Sure, he called his shots before he left town."
See also: call, shot
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With The Election Bill 2007, corrupt politicians even if declared guilty could call shots in favour of a system that protects and perpetuates corruption.
The post Fans no longer able to call shots on rule violations appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
I'll not Call shots for forwards QUEEN OF STH 1 DUMBARTON 0 DEFENDER Callum Fordyce doesn't intend to dish out scoring tips to Queens' hitmen - but that won't stop him winding them up about his knack of netting.
He was the key person who used to call shots and decide factors for all building materials supply and labour chain management in all under- construction projects in Jorasanko- Girish Park locality.
It's always much easier to call shots from the sidelines and criticize the president than it is to send brave young men and women to die in war.
This naturally emboldened the terrorists who issue a Calendar of Strikes or call shots.
We started to call shots for specific blinds until we had our last duck on the ground.
Some people think it is not prudent to be on the wrong side of those who ruthlessly call shots in the polity of Jammu and Kashmir; as they have power and know how to eliminate all voices of dissent.
This makes it easier to call shots and has the added benefit of bringing the recoil straight back.
In this context, it is hard to believe that a media empire, which, more or less, used to call shots in crucial decision making in Britain, would be able to get away with its past practices in the light of highly disturbing new evidence, which started trickling in since last week.
SMILES BETTER Ben is out to face the top nations CALL SHOTS McNamara will decide Harrison's fate
It's about a code of conduct and you call shots against yourself.
He missed the loss to newly-promoted Rovers, but was back to call shots against Quins and there are signs Barrett's partnership with Thomas Leuluai is beginning to gel.
Private Label Market Sets the Pace As British Supermarkets Call Shots
Although the group is headed and promoted by IABF's two sponsors, Mail Today has learnt that Chautala wants to use them as proxies and his aim is to call shots indirectly.