On call

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Definition

to be on call: to be available to make working visits when needed (for example, doctors, vets)
verb
The doctor is on call tonight. If any sick people call him, he will make a working visit to their house.

Examples

  • "My name is Dr. Robert Loblaw and I am the on-call physician at the emergency room at Mt."
  • "He told me that his wife is on call next Friday night, and that he has already found a baby sitter for his son."

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