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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

call in question

Also, call into question. Dispute, challenge; also, cast doubt on. For example, How can you call her honesty into question? This usage was first recorded in John Lyly's Euphues (1579): "That ... I should call in question the demeanour of all."
See also: call, question

bring/call/throw something into ˈquestion

cause something to become a matter for doubt and discussion: Scandals like this call into question the honesty of the police.The high number of accidents has brought government policy on industrial safety into question.
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It is clear that the poem calls into question our ways of telling and defining stories, while at the same time creating the meaning of the story through an almost complete subversion of the original text.
All of these things combine to put extreme pressure on Lucent's stock, and calls into question whether management is making the right decisions fast enough in the revolutionary technology environment in which it operates.
It also calls into question Europe's ability to respond in concert.
The apparent fragility of command and contorl, at best, calls into question whether the doctrine of flexible response in nuclear crises is practical and at worst implies that the nuclear balance is much more unstable than we realize.
It calls into question traditional forms of intellectual-property protection, such as copyright, which have long served as tools for maintaining a delicate balance between the need for public access to information and the interests of the creators of that information.