Идиомы на букву C

  • call (someone or something) into question
    сомневаться в ком-либо/ чём-либо
    The teacher called the student's statement about her illness into question.
  • call (someone) in
    вызвать кого-либо, пригласить (для консультации)
    They had to call in a heart specialist to examine the patient.
  • call (someone) names
    обзывать кого-либо, называть неприятными именами
    "Stop calling each other names! It's not fair."
  • call (someone) on the carpet
    вызвать кого-либо на ковёр (устраивать нагоняй)
    Jim must have failed to do the job well because he was called on the carpet by his boss.
  • call (something) in
    изъять из обращения, потребовать назад (книги, долг)
    The librarian was going to call in the books at the end of the school year.
  • call a meeting
    созвать собрание
    A meeting should be called to discuss a few important issues.
  • call a meeting to order
    начать заседание, собрание
    When everyone arrived, the chairman called the meeting to order.
  • call a spade a spade
    называть вещи своими именами
    They were a little afraid of this young man and his dreadful trait of calling a spade a spade.
  • call for (someone or something)
    требовать что-либо, вызывать кого-либо (если нужна помощь)
    This flower is very fastidious; it calls for continual care.
  • call for (someone)
    заходить за кем-либо
    We were still having dinner when they called for us to go to the swimming pool.
  • call it quits
    закончить, прекратить
    We've been discussing the problem long enough; let's call it quits.
  • call of nature
    необходимость идти в туалет (удовлетворить естественные потребности)
    They asked the driver to stop the bus so that they might answer the call of nature.
  • call off (something)
    отменять что-либо
    They called off the meeting because there was no quorum.
  • call on (someone)
    зайти к кому-то
    "Do you mind if I call on you tonight?"
  • call out to (someone)
    кричать кому-либо, громко звать
    He called out to me from the other side of the road, but I pretended not to hear.
  • call someone's bluff
    разоблачить обман, вывести кого-либо на чистую воду
    I could call the man's bluff if I were sure I would be able to prove that he is a swindler.
  • call the dogs off
    прекратить преследование или угрозы
    I told Jack to call the dogs off and stop waylaying me otherwise I would go to the police.
  • call the roll
    проверка присутствующих, перекличка
    The teacher called the roll and found out that four students were absent from class.
  • call the shots
    командовать, распоряжаться
    Mr. Gougle is calling the shots; he is in control of the company at present.
  • call up (someone)
    позвонить (кому-либо)
    "Don't call me up at seven; I'll be having an English lesson at that time."