call it a day

verb
stop doing what one is doing
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At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books

Syn: ↑call it quits
Hypernyms: ↑discontinue, ↑stop, ↑cease, ↑give up, ↑quit, ↑lay off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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phrasal
: to stop at least for the present whatever one has been doing

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call it a day
To announce a decision to cease
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Main Entry:day

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call it a day/night/ phrase
to decide that you have finished doing something
Thesaurus: to finish somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: call

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I
see day
II
end a period of activity, esp. resting content that enough has been done

we were prepared to do another long march before calling it a day

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call it a day — see call, 1
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Main Entry:day

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call it a ˈday idiom
(informal) to decide or agree to stop doing sth

After forty years in politics I think it's time for me to call it a day

(= to retire)

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Main entry:callidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • call it a day — {v. phr.} To declare that a given day s work has been accomplished and go home; to quit for the day. * / Let s call it a day, the boss said, and go out for a drink. / * /It was nearly midnight, so Mrs. Byron decided to call it a day, and left the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call it a day — {v. phr.} To declare that a given day s work has been accomplished and go home; to quit for the day. * / Let s call it a day, the boss said, and go out for a drink. / * /It was nearly midnight, so Mrs. Byron decided to call it a day, and left the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call it a day — If you call it a day, you stop doing something for a while, normally at least until the following day …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • call it a day — ► call it a day decide to stop doing something. Main Entry: ↑day …   English terms dictionary

  • call\ it\ a\ day — v. phr. To declare that a given day s work has been accomplished and go home; to quit for the day. Let s call it a day, the boss said, and go out for a drink. It was nearly midnight, so Mrs. Byron decided to call it a day, and left the party, and …   Словарь американских идиом

  • call it a day —    To sey let s call it a day is a way of suggesting that it is time to stop doing something, usually because of tiredness.     After one last phone call, I decided to call it a day …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • call it a day — informal to stop doing something, especially working. After playing together for 20 years the band have finally decided to call it a day. It s almost midnight I think it s time to call it a day …   New idioms dictionary

  • call it a day — not work anymore today, call it quits    I m feeling very tired. I think I ll call it a day …   English idioms

  • call it a day — Why is it you must wait until night to call it a day? …   English expressions

  • call it a day — Synonyms and related words: break, breathe, button up, call a strike, call it quits, cap, carry to completion, clean up, climax, close down, close out, close shop, close up, complete, conclude, crown, culminate, end, finalize, finish, finish off …   Moby Thesaurus

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