|call it quits
||stop doing something, quit what you are doing
||The dust is bothering all of us. I think we should call it quits.
|call it square
||we do not owe each other, it is a wash, we are even
||I bought the pizza; you bought the beer. Let's call it square.
||They called off the concert because the lead singer is sick.
|call off the dogs
||tell your friends to stop harassing me
||Okay, I'll pay what I owe you. But call off the dogs!
||I may call on you to speak at the meeting. Will you speak to us?
||collect money from bar customers
||If customers are drunk, you call their tabs and ask them to leave.
|call the shots
||make the decisions, decide what happens
||Mr. Binks may be the president, but Ms. Barker calls the shots.
||phone, dingle you, give me a ring,
||Call her up and ask her for a date. Go ahead, phone her.
|calm before the storm
||(See the calm before the storm)
||not be so upset, settle down
||Please calm down, Mr. Tse. Your daughter is safe.