Synonyms of call the shots in English:

call the shots

See definition of call the shots (or tune)


1‘directors call the shots and nothing happens on set without their say-so’

be in charge, be in control, be in command, be the boss, be at the helm, be in the driving seat, be at the wheel, be in the saddle, pull the strings, hold the purse strings
informal run the show, rule the roost
British informal wear the trousers