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Calling the shots !!!
Hudson I'm dreading my interviews. I have a feeling I'm going to fail miserably.
Terry That's not like you. You're always so cool, calm and collected.
Hudson I know, but this is different. When I think about it my stomach starts churning. I know it's all in my head, but I can't get past my fear that I'll say the wrong thing.
Terry You're getting all worked up over nothing more than a paper tiger.
Hudson But my future depends on this job !
Terry Just a minute, Hudson. You may not even like the company once you're there. Don't forget in their eyes you're the star. What have you got to lose ?
Hudson Just my pride ... but you're right. I'll heed your advice.
Terry Good. Let me know how it goes. and remember, you're calling the shots, not them.
Explanation :

Call the shots - to be in the position of being able to make the decisions which will influence a situation

Example : It's up to the boss to call the shots.

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors


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