Definition of calling card noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    calling card

    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːlɪŋ kɑːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːlɪŋ kɑːrd//
    (North American English)
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  1. 1(British English visiting card) (also card British English, North American English) (especially in the past) a small card with your name on it which you leave with somebody after, or instead of, a formal visit
  2. 2(figurative) a sign, such as an action or a piece of work, that identifies somebody or shows what they can do Bright, bold colours and shapes are his calling card. The floods were the calling card of climate change. The pair created the film as a calling card for a bigger project that they have planned.
  3. 3= phonecard
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