In poker and some other card games: to ask to see the cards in another player's hand. This ends the bidding and the hand and reveals the winner.
This is closely related to the more general phrase: to call a bluff.
After the bidding went three rounds of raises, I called -- and lost my shirt.
He said he'd strip and streak through the championship football game for a hundred bucks. I didn't think he'd really do it so I put my money on the table and called his bluff. He lost his shirt and the rest of his clothes. And I lost $100.
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