Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

call it quits

call it quits
1) give up; stop doing something
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  • Analysis
    To 'call it quits' means to stop doing something or to 'give up'. This is an expression you might use in social situations to end a dispute, or in a professional context to say you wish to terminate something that is not going well or successfully. Similar meaning expressions include 'put an end to it' and 'call it a day'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Just call it quits already, you're never going to get that jar open.
    2. You have been working on that puzzle for hours, just call it quits and start again.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Okay, everyone, you can call it quits and go home. You've all worked very hard today.
    2. This idea is never going to work, we might as well call it quits now.
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