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judgment call

1. A subjective decision made based on one's own experience or viewpoint. Because of the impending snowstorm, it was a judgment call whether I should attempt driving to work.
2. In sports, a decision made by a game official based on what they have seen take place. The decision to issue the team a penalty was definitely a judgment call by the referee.
See also: call, judgment
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We need to actually look at all aspects of the collections in July for a judgement call.
'They (on-field umpires) had to make a judgement call on the day as to whether the batsmen had crossed when the throw was released,' ICC's general manager of cricket Geoff Allardice told ESPNcricinfo in an interview.
"They (on-field umpires) had to make a judgement call on the day as to whether the batsmen had crossed when the throw was released," ICC's general manager of cricket Geoff Allardice told ESPNcricinfo in an interview.
"I think there'll be a judgement call at the end of this week."
Pimentel said it was an 'understandable judgement call' on the part of Duterte to show 'magnanimity in victory' and not do anything that China might misinterpret as a provocation or attempt to enforce the decision.
AW of Gosforth (September 19) says he is not judgemental about private patients but he is advocating that NHS consultants should make a judgement call, based on personal circumstances, on who to treat first when faced with two patients with the same medical condition whether they are NHS or private.
Instead, I believe Remoxy received an ideological judgement call that is vague in nature but conclusive in its damaging effects."
eastenders BBC1, 8pm SHARON is on a mission to help Phil, but she makes a bad judgement call.
"We will be able to make a judgement call on what we need to do for the remainder of the season.
"The forecasters suggest we'll get no more than two millimetres of rain between now and Tuesday, so I have had to make a judgement call on how much watering we need to do.
First and foremost, he clearly didn't believe that Mata was good enough to play for Chelsea - and he has backed that judgement call by selling him.
Gillard said Craig Thomson strongly denied the allegations against him and was entitled to the presumption of innocence but she had made a judgement call based on respect for parliament.
Plaid Cymru Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones said: "This was a bad judgement call by the BBC and I'm glad that they have now apologised."
Alan said: "I am hoping there won't be a need for a third camp, but with conditions already threatening the lives of those around me I need to make a sound judgement call when the time comes.