call in chips

call/cash in your chips

1. (humorous) to die He cashed in his chips shortly before his ninetieth birthday.
2. to sell things that you own, especially shares (= parts of a business), because you need some money
Usage notes: Chips are the round pieces of plastic that are used in some games played for money.
I think it's time to cash in our chips. It's the only way we can pay the bill.
See also: call, chip