call off the dogs


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call off the dogs

also call off your dogs
to cause people to stop attacking or criticizing someone It's time to call off the dogs and let her get back to doing her job.
See also: call, dog, off

call off the dogs

to stop attacking or criticizing someone The bank has agreed to call off the dogs until we can get the business up and running again.
See also: call, dog, off
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But once your fox has been "flushed" and it's out in the open, you have to call off the dogs and try to shoot it.
He was crying uncle,'' Sabo said, ``and he told me to call off the dogs.
Republicans honoured us with their rapists, gifted us their child abusers ENDA KENNY dail debate yesterday The least Mairia Cahill deserves is for SF president to call off the dogs of war JOAN BURTON dail debate yesterday
The situation is deteriorating to a point that if the government is smart, its best they call off the dogs and push the army back to the base.
Sources in the racing world have implied the Irish millionaire is in no mood to call off the dogs after what appears an orchestrated campaign to humiliate and crush the United manager and de-stabilise a board who have not performed as Magnier and his cohorts would like.
Buffini suddenly wants to pow-wow with the enemy in the hope of persuading him to call off the dogs and presumably that camel.
The performance his players gave yesterday means we can call off the dogs for the time being at least.
OK, call off the dogs, we've found this year's must-have make- up.