no call for

no call for (something)

No (good) reason for something or to do something. There is just no call for that type of language in the classroom!
See also: call, no
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no call for

Also, no call to. No requirement or reason for doing something, as in There was no call for your condescending suggestions; she knew quite well what to do . This idiom, first recorded in 1779, uses call in the sense of "duty" or "need." The variant is always used with a verb, as in There was no call to get the police involved because it's a simple dispute between neighbors .
See also: call, no
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