calling card


Definition of calling card

2 : a sign or evidence that someone or something is or has been present broadly : an identifying mark
3 : a card displaying a number that can be used to charge telephone calls to a single account regardless of where the calls are placed

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Those also demonstrated the blending of worlds—gilded and grand, but embellished with spikes—that has become Altuzarra’s calling card. Monica Kim, Vogue, "American Punk Meets Pretty Parisienne: A Look at Altuzarra’s New Beauty Rules," 2 Mar. 2019 The Huskies’ calling card, however, has been defense. Paul Johnson,, "Hardware in store: Taylor Wessel scores five goals as Naperville North clinches state trophy with quarterfinal rout," 19 May 2018 There are also first editions of his three autobiographies, several vintage magazines, some vintage photographs (six cartes-de-visite, or calling cards, four cabinet cards, a daguerreotype), and several Ben Shahn lithographic portraits of Douglass. Mark Feeney,, "The face of 19th-century America," 5 Apr. 2018 Both are sleekly clad in black and have a contrasting light pine interior that seems to be the company’s calling card. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Ultra-stylish tiny house comes with fold-down deck," 9 Nov. 2018 History is Delvaux’s calling card—down to the location of its stores. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "Belgian Brand Delvaux Makes Its American Debut," 5 Nov. 2018 Under law, the government can request information, such as the type of details that might be printed on a phone bill: the date and time of a call or text, a telephone calling card number, the duration of a call and to what phone number it was made. CBS News, "NSA deletion of more than 685 million call records raises questions," 30 June 2018 That dedication to the craft is Singh’s calling card across sports. Jon Tayler,, "Million Dollar Moves: After His Unlikely Baseball Career Flamed Out, Rinku Singh's Next Stop Is WWE," 3 July 2018 Still, Contreras’ right arm may be his calling card forever. Dan Wiederer,, "As Cubs look for first-half surge, can Willson Contreras find his hot streak?," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of calling card

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of calling card

: a plastic card that allows a person to charge telephone calls to an account
old-fashioned : a small card presented when making a formal visit to someone that has the name and sometimes the address of the visitor

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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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