call (a) meeting

"Calling" a meeting means telling or asking a group of people to have a meeting.

You usually "call" a meeting to talk about something important and unexpected.

Mike called a meeting this morning to tell us about Lana getting fired.

I wanted to call a meeting because we've recently had a bunch of errors slip past us, and we need to make sure that that doesn't happen.

For meetings that are on a regular schedule, you don't use this phrase:

We have a regular meeting every Monday morning.

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