tough call

tough call

a difficult judgment to make. It's a tough call, but I choose Fred and Mary. Sorry Tom and Carole. We're still undecided on whether to buy a place or rent—it's a tough call.
See also: call, tough
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Another tough call was avoided with Imad Wasim not being available for selection due to a knee injury.
Leaving Manchester United was a tough call but I know I made the right decision in coming home to Everton.
Conclusion Tough call, but I'd rather be a backer than a layer.
It was a tough call on Sunday to leave Josh Poysden out but Ateeq Javid did really well on his return so we have good options.
SAM Allardyce admits he has a tough call to make over who partners Lamine Kone at the heart of Sunderland's defence tomorrow.
IT must have been a tough call for Good Morning Britain yesterday.
We're not afraid to make the tough call, but you've got to also look after Australian cricket in the right way and we've got to make sure we're doing the right things by the players both old and new.
It would be a bloody tough call to do Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson, that would be a bit of a daft idea" Presenter James May.
To cope with the demands of caring for a tiny, dying baby, ensuring his heartbroken parents are fully supported and the ethics of organ donation for one so young are met is such a tough, tough call.
We made a tough call and we knew when we decided on the team there would be some fallout.
We made a tough call and we knew there would be some fallout from it, but it was vitriolic almost.
McCarthy recently gave Doyle the vote of confidence and admitted it was a tough call leaving him out at Molineux on Tuesday.
Summary: Warren Gatland says it was a tough call to pick James Hook over Stephen Jones to replace fly-half Rhys Priestland against France.
Come to think of it, it really isn't a tough call if safety is the priority--Capt.
It'll be a tough call in Marseille, but the French side's mix-and-match selection has given Dai Young's side a decent chance.