see under above and beyond
a novel (1903) by Jack London.
call off the dogs
Summon for a scolding or rebuke, as in Suspecting a leak to the press, the governor called his press secretary on the carpet. This term began as on the carpet, which in the early 1700s referred to a cloth (carpet) covering a conference table and therefore came to mean “under consideration or discussion.” In 19th-century […]
call (def 52). to cry out in a loud voice; shout: He called her name to see if she was home. to command or request to come; summon: to call a dog; to call a cab; to call a witness. to ask or invite to come: Will you call the family to dinner? to communicate […]