What is calling card?

  • (noun): A distinguishing characteristic or behavior.
    Example: "Bombs are a terrorist's calling cards"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "calling card":

  • (noun): A card that is used instead of cash to make telephone calls.
    Synonyms: phone card
  • (noun): A printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited.
    Synonyms: visiting card, card

Famous quotes containing the words card and/or calling:

    What is the disease which manifests itself in an inability to leave a party—any party at all—until it is all over and the lights are being put out?... I suppose that part of this mania for staying is due to a fear that, if I go, something good will happen and I’ll miss it. Somebody might do card tricks, or shoot somebody else.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay,
    Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away,
    Gone from the earth to a better land I know,
    I hear their gentle voices calling “Old Black Joe.”
    Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)