call the tune


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call the tune

To decide what is to happen or be done; from the proverbial phrase “He that pays the piper calls the tune.”
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Verb1.call the tune - exercise authority or be in charge; "Who is calling the shots in this house?"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
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Macey retained third place after the long jump as the Czech Republic's Tomas Dvorak began to call the tune by snatching the overall lead with a career best jump.
England's forwards are going to call the tune, so Scotland's backs are not going to enjoy running at weary would-be tacklers in the final quarter of the match.
HOT motor racing prospect Gavin Pyper is ready to call the tune in the Formula Vauxhall Junior Winter Series.
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In that situation Scotland can call the tune in the next Westminster Parliament.
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