wake-up call

wake-up call
wake-up calls
1) N-COUNT: usu sing A wake-up call is a telephone call that you can book through an operator or at a hotel to make sure that you wake up at a particular time.
2) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N to n If you say that something is a wake-up call to a person or group of people, you mean that it will make them notice something and start to take action.

The Ambassador said he hoped the statement would serve as a wake-up call to the government.

English dictionary. 2008.

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