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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Just shows it's corporations and not the citizens, or the EU, which call the tune.
"He says we need the two leaders who can call the tune. That is me and Alex Salmond, so let's have the debate."
He who pays the piper will continue to call the tune!
He was the majority shareholder, just about, and was entitled to call the tune.
At least when Sky seeks to call the tune for English football, the clubs can benefit financially.