call off the dogs

call off the dogs
a) To ease up on after inflicting great punishment.

Doing the opponents an obvious favor, the football coach decided to call off the dogs early after his team was up 56-0.

b) During a one-sided sports contest, to remove the first-string unit of a team from the game after dominating the opponent.

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