judgment call


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judgment call

Usage notes: slang
a decision based on experience, especially a judgment that resolves a serious problem in which the data are inconclusive or equivocal.
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HYPOTHESIS 1: The probability of a judgment call turnover on one team increases following a recent judgment call turnover on the opposing team.
The measure of success is the sum of all our judgment calls," Levy said.
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But a missing persons advocate said the judgment call was more than justified by the need to find her alive.
The judgment call we have to make is the need for him to play and not take a risk with him.
Penalties, bookings and fouls all require a judgment call.
The MP for Mid Worcestershire reminded readers in a frank interview that he nominated David Cameron for the party leadership back in 2005, calling it "the best judgment call I have made as an MP".
Hornets manager Adrian Boothroyd said: "Whilst we believe it to have been wrong, and both Stoke manager Tony Pulis and Andy Griffin believe it to have been wrong, it's nonetheless a judgment call by Rob Styles and we cannot prove it otherwise.
This provision requires the practitioner to make a judgment call.
Many times, it is simply a judgment call to determine if someone is truly a victim of undue, disturbing noise or whether they are disposed to complain about every sound others would not notice or that are part of every day apartment living, like piano playing or people walking from their bedroom to the bathroom.
The sergeants did flag it up as a high priority action, it was just a judgment call on the information available.
That's because these laws only prohibit an employer from inquiring about whether a prospective employee is pregnant, not from making a personal judgment call if the answer is already evident.