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call in (one's) chits

informal A chit is a slip of paper that one signs to indicate money owed, in lieu of a formal payment.
1. To demand repayment of an outstanding debt. We've still got a few clients who haven't paid us, so we should get a little bump in cash once we call in our chits.
2. To ask someone to do or return a favor. It's rumored that the businessman called in his chits in city council to get the controversial construction project approved. The senator contacted his colleagues and called in his chits, asking them to help block the legislation in Congress.
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chit

A slip of paper that one signs to indicate money owed, in lieu of a formal payment. The owner was kind enough to give me a chit after she heard that I'd forgotten my wallet at home.

chitchat

1. verb To talk in an idle or casual manner. We're just chitchatting, come on in.
2. noun An instance of idle or casual chatter. We're just having a chitchat, come on in.
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chit

(tʃɪt)
1. n. a bill or tabulation of charges that one signs rather than paying. I don’t have any cash. Can I sign a chit for it?
2. n. a check. She wrote out a chit for the balance due.

chitchat

(ˈtʃɪt tʃæt)
1. n. talk; idle talk. That’s enough chitchat. Please get to work.
2. n. a short, friendly conversation. I’d like to have a little chitchat with you when you have time.
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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