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  1. wake-up call

    • IPA[ˈweɪkʌp ˌkɔːl]

    英式

    • n.
      a telephone call made at a prearranged time in order to wake someone up;a thing that alerts people to an unsatisfactory situation and prompts them to remedy it
    • noun: wake-up call, plural noun: wake-up calls

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a telephone call made at a prearranged time in order to wake someone up she nearly slept through her wake-up call
    • a thing that alerts people to an unsatisfactory situation and prompts them to remedy it today's statistics will be a wake-up call for the administration