wake-up call

noun

Definition of wake-up call

1 :something (such as a telephone call from a hotel employee to a guest) that serves to wake a sleeper
2 :something that serves to alert a person to a problem, danger, or need
  • a wake-up call to parents

First Known Use of wake-up call

1974


WAKE-UP CALL Defined for English Language Learners

wake-up call

noun

Definition of wake-up call for English Language Learners

  • : a telephone call that a hotel makes to your room to wake you up

  • : something that makes you fully understand a problem, danger, or need



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