clarion call

UK [ˈklærɪən ˌkɔːl] / US [ˈklerɪən ˌkɔl] noun [countable]
Word forms "clarion call":
singular clarion call plural clarion calls mainly journalism
a direct public request for people to take action

English dictionary. 2014.

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