Definition of call someone's bluff
- When she threatened to quit her job, her boss called her bluff and told her she could leave if she wanted to.
: to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance : shout
: to make a request or demand
: to utter a characteristic note or cry
: an act of calling with the voice : shout
: an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it
: an instrument used for calling
: some person : somebody
: having a broad flattened front
: rising steeply with a broad flat or rounded front
: good-naturedly frank and outspoken
: a high steep bank : cliff
: to deter or frighten by pretense or a mere show of strength
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