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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That has been the video game developer’s calling card. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey’ brings a different past to life," 30 Aug. 2019 In fact, both that and top-end speed were calling cards of Edwards when he was selected 38th overall in June 2018, the start of what’s been a rocket ascension up the Padres system. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: Padres prospect Xavier Edwards a fast study in California League," 22 Aug. 2019 El Taco Alegre’s calling card will be its dozen salsa options, the couple said. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "Owners of new downtown Elgin Mexican restaurant hope big salsa selection becomes ticket to success," 7 June 2019 His best shot is stretching the field vertically — Rypien’s calling card while at Boise State. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "10 Broncos to watch on the roster bubble in preseason finale vs. Cardinals," 28 Aug. 2019 Kearse’s calling card is his veteran, championship experience and his ability to make crazy acrobatic catches. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Jermaine Kearse sees 'deadly' combinations in Lions' receiving corps," 30 July 2019 The opportunity not just to celebrate but also to reinvestigate classic musicals without shrinking them into dollhouse replicas is Ms. Feore’s calling card. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Dancing Boys and a Bloodthirsty Plant Sidle Up to Shakespeare," 29 July 2019 And even better, there are 12 different and refreshing mojitos, Dada’s signature calling card of a cocktail. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "SummerTimeOut: Food and art are at play at Dada in Delray Beach," 31 July 2019 Haim’s effortless crowd-pleasing, which has been the trio’s calling card as a live act and took many forms during their excellent Friday headlining set. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, "My Dad's Time-Traveling Take on Pitchfork Music Festival 2019," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of calling card

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of calling card was in 1808

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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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