Expresiones con verbos claves - Verbo "to call"
Idioms with key verbs - Verb "to call"
|to call a halt to something
|to call a spade a spade
||llamar al pan, pan y al vino, vino
|to call in sick
||dar parte de enfermo
|to call it a day
||terminar, dejar para otro día
|to call it quits
||terminar, quedar en paz
|to call someone names
||insultar a alguien
- It started to rain so we had to call the parade to a halt.
- Jack's really straight-forward, he really calls a spade a spade.
- Emily's not coming to work today, she called in sick.
- We've been working for hours, you're all tired, let's call it a day.
- Jo and Bill decided to call it quits, they broke up.
- All of a sudden, Peter started to call me names, I was shocked!
|to call someone's bluff
||descubrirle a alguien la farolada
|to call something into question
||poner algo en duda
|to call something to mind
||acordarse de algo
|to call the shots/tune
||mandar, tener la última palabra
|to call to account
||pedirle cuentas a alguien
|to call to heel
||poner a alguien en vereda
- I knew the thief had a fake gun so I called his bluff.
- If you accuse my father of murder you're calling his innocence into question!
- Every time I hear Bob Marley it calls my trip to Jamaica to mind.
- Dr. McNeill, our chief of surgery, is the one who calls the shots.
- The teacher called me to account for something I didn't do! That's not fair!
- The new secretary thought she could do whatever she wanted but the boss called her to heel.