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call the ballunknown
Commit to a course of action; make a final decision about a course of action. Derived from U.S. Navy terminology for a naval aviator confirming he has the optical landing aids in sight prior to landing on an aircraft carrier.
Famously used during the movie "Top Gun". Flight Control: "Maverick, you're at 3/4 of a mile. Call the ball." Maverick: "Roger. Maverick has the ball."
#commit#make a decision#make a choice#settle upon#choose#take a stand#make up mind#fix upon#call shots#refuse#waver#put off#reject#defer#delay#postpone#top gun
by jab3rd December 08, 2013