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What does call the tune mean here? #1 (permalink) Sun Jan 24, 2010 22:35 pm   What does call the tune mean here?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #315 "English Slang Idioms (36)", question 1

He decided to retire. He had been calling the ......... at his company for more years than he could remember, and it was now time to relax.

(a) song
(b) melody
(c) tune
(d) music

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #315 "English Slang Idioms (36)", answer 1

He decided to retire. He had been calling the tune at his company for more years than he could remember, and it was now time to relax.

Correct answer: (c) tune

Your answer was: correct
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Please could you explain what means call the tune here.
I found the following definition below which doesn't make sense.
The person who calls the tune makes the important decisions about something.
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What does call the tune mean here? #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:57 pm   What does call the tune mean here?
 

That's what it means here, too. He made important decisions at work, and now he wants to relax.
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What does call the tune mean here? #3 (permalink) Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:59 pm   What does call the tune mean here?
 

_Philippe wrote:
Please could you explain what means call the tune here.

Could you please explain what call the tune means here.
Or: What does call the tune mean here?

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What does call the tune mean here? #4 (permalink) Mon Jan 25, 2010 17:44 pm   What does call the tune mean here?
 

Thanks for the explanation and for correcting my mistake.
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