judgment call

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judg′ment call`

1. a decision made by a referee or umpire in a sporting event that is based on personal observation of a disputed play.
2. any subjective or debatable determination.
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Osborne added: "I'm comfortable with the judgment call I have made.
Mr Bolland said: "On a personal note, I feel some of those reforms can be done and should be done, and it is the best judgment call for Britain to wait to see what the reforms are before taking a point of view.
West Midlands Ambulance Service has apologised - explaining that crews were dealing with a flood of 999 calls and that the control centre made a judgment call because the patient was breathing, conscious and indoors.
Military action is always a judgment call and messing with Serbia over Kosovo could quite as easily have gone hideously wrong.
This is necessarily going to be a judgment call," said retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the government official in charge of overseeing the response by BP to the catastrophe.
Businesses in Liverpool are making a judgment call on whether it's better for them to keep on chasing debts, or to invest their resources elsewhere.
Both involve an overload of testosterone, but you can count the victims of Clinton's extremely bad judgment call on one hand.
Students are exposed to a large body of information about which they must present judgment call in a succinct, well-organized manner.
It may take several episodes for Martha Stewart to make her judgment call on the wannabes who will fill her televised boardroom on "Martha Stewart: The Apprentice," which made its debut last month.
Although various criteria have been published, in practice this is a judgment call, and we suspect that physicians vary considerably in use of antimicrobial agents for skin infections.
First, keep the file lean: If you decide you must keep all your old e-mails and their attachments for years and years, that's your judgment call, but recognize that such a strategy means the file will grow to an enormous size.