a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected
"the bombing was a wake-up call to strengthen domestic security"
a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)
"she left a wake-up call for 7 a.m."
A telephone call to awaken someone at a certain time, especially one requested by the person while staying at a hotel.
An alert, reminder, or call to action caused by a dramatic event.
Origin: wake-up + call
The numerical value of wake-up call in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of wake-up call in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Next week if she does remove 'patient' they could get the wake-up call.
The Kappa Delta Rho is a wake up call, but the Sandusky case should have been a wake up call too.
Tsunamis can be very destructive when they strike densely populated areas, so an historical example should be a wake-up call against complacency.
The right regime is in danger, the Arab voters are coming in huge amounts to the polls, the leftists are bringing them (Arabs) in huge amounts to polls using buses. ... We have an urgent wake-up call.
Nato countries have cut defense spending by 20 percent in real terms over the last five years – and some by 40percent - while Russia has increased by 80percent. The aggression in Ukraine is a wake-up call, we learned in the Libyan crisis that Europe is totally reliant on the Americans for air-refueling, drones, and communications intelligence. We don’t have air transport. It is really bad.
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