call\ one's\ shot

v. phr.
1. To tell before firing where a bullet will hit.

An expert rifleman can call his shot regularly.

The wind was strong and John couldn't call his shots.

2. • call the turn
To tell in advance the result of something before you do it.

Mary won three games in a row, just as she said she would. She called her turns well.

Nothing ever happens as Tom says it will. He is very poor at calling his turns.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • call one's shot — {v. phr.} 1. To tell before firing where a bullet will hit. * /An expert rifleman can call his shot regularly./ * /The wind was strong and John couldn t call his shots./ 2. or[call the turn] To tell in advance the result of something before you… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call one's shot — {v. phr.} 1. To tell before firing where a bullet will hit. * /An expert rifleman can call his shot regularly./ * /The wind was strong and John couldn t call his shots./ 2. or[call the turn] To tell in advance the result of something before you… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call one's shot — phrasal : to declare from a knowledge of the alignment of sights at the instant of firing a rifle or pistol the spot which a bullet should strike on the target; also : to predict in any game or sport the result of a shot …   Useful english dictionary

  • shot — See: BIG CHEESE or BIG SHOT, BY A LONG SHOT, CALL ONE S SHOT, CALL THE SHOTS, FOUL SHOT, LONG SHOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shot — See: big cheese or big shot, by a long shot, call one s shot, call the shots, foul shot, long shot …   Словарь американских идиом

  • call the turn — See: CALL ONE S SHOT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call the turn — See: CALL ONE S SHOT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call\ the\ turn — See: call one s shot(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shot — shot1 shotless, adj. shotlike, adj. /shot/, n., pl. shots or, for 6, 8, shot; v., shotted, shotting. n. 1. a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc. 2. the range of or the distance traveled by a missile in its flight …   Universalium

  • shot — 1 noun GUNS/SHOOTING 1 fire a shot to fire a gun: He pulled out his rifle and fired three shots. 2 take a shot at to try to kill or injure someone by firing a gun at them: Someone took a shot at him as he was getting out of his car. 3 SOUND (C)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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