call the tune

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Synonyms for call the tune

exercise authority or be in charge

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Luis Suarez is tricky and a goalscorer, Diego Forlan continues to impress while Edinson Cavani is the missing piece, allowing Forlan to play deeper and really call the tune.
Airbus continued to call the tune, with keeper Steven Cann twice denying Marc Lloyd Williams before half time, while after the break he made a good stop to foil Owen.
30) is fancied to call the tune in the fillies' maiden at Southwell today.
But as the game wore on, City started to call the tune although chances were at a premium.
Since we pay the piper, though, we ought to call the tune - however humble our status.
ROMANIAN strugglers Jiul Petrosani will have to pay the piper if they want to call the tune in their bid to land keeper Cristian Belgradean from Minerul Lupeni.
After all, these are the guys who call the tune and charge exorbitant prices to get into matches.
Deedee, whose show name is Cobyco Call The Tune, took the top slot at the climax of the 101st show at the National Exhibition Centre last night.
Work for radio brought him into contact with producer Walter Todds, who invited him in 1954 to take part in his newly devised radio show Call the Tune.