pay a call on

pay a call on someone

to visit someone. Grandmother always paid us a call on Sundays. Let's pay a call on Mary at the hospital.
See also: call, on, pay

pay a call on somebody/something

to go somewhere to see someone or something The president paid a call on US troops stationed in the region on Sunday.
Related vocabulary: pay (somebody/something) a visit
See also: call, on, pay
References in classic literature ?
Bast, 'I have to pay a call on some friends,' and Mrs.