called into action

idiom

: asked to start working or doing a particular task
As a doctor, she can be called into action at any time of the day.
Our military unit was called into action at the start of the war.

Examples of called into action in a Sentence

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“Called into action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/called%20into%20action. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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