Wake-up call (service)

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A wake-up call (alarm call in the United Kingdom) is a service provided by most lodging establishments, similar to an alarm clock via a telephone. In east Asia, it is commonly known as a "morning call."

The phrase has been used to describe a sign or warning that alerts one to negative or dangerous behavior or circumstances.[1]


  1. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, ISBN 978-0-395-82517-4.