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pack it in

Meaning: to stop what you're doing, to quit

For example:

  • The rain's not going to stop, so let's pack it in. We can finish the job tomorrow.

  • Our restaurant isn't doing too well, so we might have to pack it in and try another type of business instead.

Quick Quiz:

Steve was trying to break the world land-speed record, but he decided to pack it in because he knew he
  1. couldn't do it
  2. could do it
  3. had done it

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