call it quits

call it quits
1. to stop doing something.

The relationship had been going from bad to worse and we just decided it was time to call it quits.

2. to agree with someone that a debt has been paid and that no one owes money to anyone.

You paid for the theatre tickets so if I pay for dinner we can call it quits.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • call it quits — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To decide to stop what you are doing; quit. * /When Tom had painted half the garage, he called it quits./ 2. To agree that each side in a fight is satisfied; stop fighting because a wrong has been paid back; say things… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call it quits — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To decide to stop what you are doing; quit. * /When Tom had painted half the garage, he called it quits./ 2. To agree that each side in a fight is satisfied; stop fighting because a wrong has been paid back; say things… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call it quits — ► call it quits 1) agree that terms are now equal. 2) decide to abandon an activity. Main Entry: ↑quits …   English terms dictionary

  • call it quits —    When people temporarily stop doing something or put an end to an activity, they call it quits.     OK, we re all exhausted, so let s call it quits for today …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • call it quits — informal 1) to agree that neither person owes the other one anything Take five pounds and we ll call it quits. 2) to leave a job or stop doing something permanently He s decided to call it quits after three years as editor in chief …   English dictionary

  • call it quits — verb stop doing what one is doing At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books • Syn: ↑call it a day • Hypernyms: ↑discontinue, ↑stop, ↑cease, ↑give up, ↑quit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • call it quits — verb To conclude; to quit or stop an activity, especially after applying oneself to it for a significant period of time. If youve been working so long that youre making matters worse, it might be time to call it quits and stop for the night …   Wiktionary

  • call it quits — stop doing something, quit what you are doing    The dust is bothering all of us. I think we should call it quits …   English idioms

  • call\ it\ quits — v. phr. informal 1. To decide to stop what you are doing; quit. When Tom had painted half the garage, he called it quits. 2. To agree that each side in a fight is satisfied; stop fighting because a wrong has been paid back; say things are even.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • call it quits — stop, finish He called it quits and went home for the day …   Idioms and examples

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