Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

call it a (day/night)

call it a daycall it a night
Meaning(s)
1) finish working, call an end to the task
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • it's late, you should call it a day/night
  • Analysis
    The expression 'to call it a day' or 'call it a night' means to finish something or to stop for now. It is often used to bring long meetings or work to a close and to indicate that everyone needs to stop and resume at another time. "This meeting has gone on for much longer than anticipated, I think we should call it a night and talk again next week." "I was studying late yesterday, I didn't call it a day until well past 1 am." These are informal expressions but you will often hear them being used in professional situations too.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Let's call it a day for now, because everyone looks like they're falling asleep!
    2. I wanted to call it a day, but I needed to finish the assignment.
    3. I think it's time to call it a night. We've done enough for today.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We've all worked hard today, it's time to call it a night!
    2. Everything is going wrong for me. I'm going to call it a day.
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