taking calls

be taking calls

To be willing and able to receive telephone calls from others. Often used in negative constructions. The boss made it clear that she isn't taking calls today. We'll be taking calls again in the morning.
See also: call, taking

taking calls

willing to receive telephone calls. I'm sorry, but she's not taking calls at the moment. Can I have her call you later?
See also: call, taking
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Volunteering roles also include fundraising, managing the website and documents, or taking calls.
Students will also be taking calls on the university's clearing hotline number, 01902 518 585, alongside 140 staff volunteers.
A representative from Pana Pride will be taking calls and will ask for the resident's name and address.
On Christmas Eve, he once again ensured that he grabbed headlines while he, along with First Lady Melania Trump, were taking calls from children a day before the grand occasion.
Taking calls alongside Debbie are Countdown's Nick Hewer, Goggleboxers Steph and Dom Parker, actress Amanda Barrie, Ackley Bridge star Sunetra Sarker, comedian James Acaster and Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney.
A spokesperson said: "We have extended our helpline hours, originally from 12 noon to 8pm, and are now taking calls from 10am to 10pm.
Taking calls about other people's stories about friends and family members walking them down the aisle, Holly read out one woman's story that saw her tear up.
Tasks include taking calls and enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair; giving information about other Red Cross services; updating service user records and other administrative tasks using computer based systems; demonstrating how to use and look after the wheelchairs and receiving and recording donations.
They are taking calls and radio messages that are probably urgent and could save a life or property.
Micah is a one-man shop called Oregon Trail Defense (well, his wife does all the actual work it seems, shipping, taking calls, etc.) and he's developed a kit containing all the goodies needed to do a first-class stippling job on a polymer frame.
Following the London attack, 10 police officers from the PSNI's Casualty Bureau supported Metropolitan Police on a helpline by taking calls from concerned members of the public as well as "dealing with the information flow to and from officers to worried relatives and friends".
"We are all doing more with our smartphones than ever before, whether it's making and taking calls, listening to music on-the-move or watching a movie clip during a break.
Resting now and not taking calls," Hamid said in a tweet.
Firms taking calls from people keen to make the most of the new retirement freedoms, which started earlier this week, said that in general, savers appear to be behaving "reasonably" and are taking time to consider their options.
Representatives from Volunteers in the call centre | |the spirit Typhoo, whose factory is based in nearby Moreton, made sure all those taking calls were well supplied with tea and other giveaways, while a team from Red Bull also kept workers stocked up with refreshments.