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call in (one's) marker

To ask or demand repayment from someone. What are we going to do if they call in their markers? We don't have the money to pay them back!
See also: call, marker

lay down the marker

To set an authoritative example or standard for others to follow. By intervening in this conflict, our country shall lay down the marker that terrorism cannot and will not go unpunished in any corner of the Earth. Her breakthrough research laid down the marker for geneticists for decades to come.
See also: down, lay, marker

put down a marker

To publicly demonstrate to others what one is capable of or intends to do. The president was quick to put down a marker about his plans regarding a tax overhaul for middle-class workers. This opening match is a chance to put down a marker within the league.
See also: down, marker, put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put down a marker

COMMON If you put down a marker, you do something that shows people what you are capable of, or what you intend to do in the future. Bates has certainly put down a marker of intent in his ambitions for the title. Note: Verbs such as set and lay can be used instead of put. St Mel's, winners of more titles than any other team, have set down a marker for those who might hope to beat them later in the season.
See also: down, marker, put
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

marker

n. a personal promissory note; an IOU. Bart signed a marker for $3,000 and handed it to Sam.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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To examine genepool differences multilocus microsatellite markers have widely been used in domestic animals (Stolpovskii et al., 2010 a).
Visitors can also take a virtual tour of historical markers around the state.
In order to locate markers that were close enough to H33, Williams and her colleagues devised an unusual strategy aided by high-throughput DNA sequencing to target their search to a small region of the chromosome that contained the resistance gene.
We expect that these markers and the linkage maps would be valuable for identifying markers associated with important traits of interest and improving the breeding efficiency in this important orchid.
When only 2 stitches remain between the markers (with the beg-of-rnd marker between them), remove all m except beg-of-rnd m.
To get active camera tracking, the markers must be placed at positions that are visible from as wide an area as possible, for example on ceiling support pillars or at aisle crossings.
The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of non-unique marker on marker-assisted introgression efficiency to compare the effects of the flanking markers selection and MBLUP selection on marker-assisted introgression efficiency, and to provide the reference for implementing marker-assisted introgression in practice.
Mother, Teacher, and Creator, Kim Karlberg was tired of spending money on markers that dried up too quickly because the cap was not secured.
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