wake-up call

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a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected

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a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)

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GRAEME SOUNESS has given Blackburn's relegation fighters a wake-up call - by demanding they get to training earlier.
Then came the wake-up call, economic hard times that have resulted in more than 4 million layoffs over the past three years.
They've issued "a wake-up call," comments Robert P.
The economic slowdown also services as a wake-up call to owners of designated Class B and C properties.
The Milken Institute sounds a wake-up call to lenders and business owners when it comes to accessing capital
Many new issues posted only moderate gains or closed below their offering prices, sounding a wake-up call for option-seeking dot-com workers, who were forced to shed their rose-colored glasses and face the harsh, but undeniable, truth: No dot-com, no matter how promising, is certain to succeed.
Solihull Blades were given a harsh wake-up call with a double taste of Benson & Hedges Cup defeat.
It was a wake-up call for a once-complacent industry.
Not many managers anticipate changes in worker expectations until turnover sends a wake-up call.
For the previous generation, the 1957 launch of the Russian Sputnik was a wake-up call that the U.
We've made a good start in the league but today was a wake-up call.
A CITY household got an early wake-up call when a car collided with the side of their home early today.
Usually, people have to wait until later in life to have a wake-up call and realize life's more precious than you think.
this past August was a wake-up call to organizations of all sizes that solid data protection processes must be in place, not only to survive these events, but also to maintain a competitive advantage.