call\ one's\ bluff

v. phr. informal
To ask someone to prove what he says he can or will do. (Originally from the card game of poker.)

Tom said he could jump twenty feet and so Dick called his bluff and said "Let's see you do it!"


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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