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emre aydın

Senior Member
Turkish
A singer's manager holds a meeting with the singer's crew.
Someone from the crew is absent in the meeting and then he asks the manager:

"Was there some sort of crew call I missed?"

What's "the call" here refers to?

Decision, request or meeting, which one? Thanks for your helps.
 
  • Minnesota Guy

    Senior Member
    American English - USA
    I'd interpret it as a request. Or actually, something stronger: an announcement of a meeting, at which the crew is expected to be present.

    Maybe someone with experience in show business can confirm or contradict this?
     

    ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    I'd say "a crew call"" is "a meeting in which the entire crew is addresed". Of course, today it could be an e-message which was sent to all the members of the crew.
    [Edit: But I have no experience in showbiz.]
     

    Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    Surely it means "a call for the crew to assemble for a meeting" - as Minnesota Guy suggested.
     
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