Informal. any mark, sign, trace, characteristic, or the like by which someone or something can be recognized.
Also called phone card . a prepaid card or charge card that can be used to make a telephone call at home or away from home.
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How to use calling card in a sentence
In spring, the males look like they’re wearing a backward tuxedo, but their song is their calling card, a robotic, R2D2-like mashup which this one sang from atop wind-blown cedars.This historic Brooklyn cemetery shows us a future without lawns | Ryan Goldberg | November 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
That improved reliability has become its major calling card today.A New Generation of Nuclear Reactors Could Hold the Key to a Green Future | Andrew Blum | November 16, 2021 | Time
Just about every year or two, a new proposal aims to give us a new international calling card by sending us skyward.
And if you go through enough of it, this accumulation comes to be your calling card of wisdom.It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’ | Tim Teeman | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The calling card of a late-night talk show is supposed to be unpredictability and danger.In Honor of David Letterman’s Pending Retirement, Watch His Wildest Interviews (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This could be the next chapter in the story of a business career that was his calling card, but has become a political liability.
It should come as a surprise to no one that his calling card is reforming entitlements.Why The Screwed Generation Is Turning To Paul Ryan | Kirsten Powers | August 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you want to claim Bain Capital as your calling card to the White House, then defend what happened to Bain Capital.Sunday Talk: Rahm Emanuel, Karl Rove & More (Video) | The Daily Beast Video | July 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Let's go see the boss, I haven't anything else to do and his calling card intrigues me.Medal of Honor | Dallas McCord Reynolds
During such a crisis every message in the game of war diplomacy becomes only a polite calling card that represents armed men.
The Turk took his military calling-card out of his pocket and sent it over to the German.Germany in War Time | Mary Ethel McAuley
In the first place, an enemy agent would probably not leave a calling card.The Scarlet Lake Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
But we can't just sit around waiting for the Earthman to hand us a calling card.The Scarlet Lake Mystery | Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for calling card
a small card bearing the name and usually the address of a person, esp for giving to business or social acquaintances: Also called: visiting card
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