For example, I am standing in a queue and suddenly a person cut it before me. I am going to call him out on it. What does that mean?

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    What do you understand/intend that phrase to mean in that context? – Lawrence Aug 2 '17 at 15:44
  • why would you say something if you don't know what it means? – depperm Aug 2 '17 at 15:47
  • This question can be answered by a dictionary, so it is off topic here. – Laurel Aug 2 '17 at 15:52

To "call someone out on" a behavior means to confront that person specifically about the behavior in question.

  • I'd guess it originates from sport, where a referee might call someone out of their usual position, to come over to the referee and get warned about something they did. – Max Williams Aug 2 '17 at 16:16

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