call it a day

INFORMAL
This page is about the idiom call it a day.

Meaning: If you call it a day, you stop doing something that's usually related to work.

For example:

  • We couldn't do any more work because of the rain, so we called it a day and went home.

  • After running a hotel for nearly thirty years, we decided to call it a day and do something else.

Quick Quiz:

We decided to call it a day because

a. we had so much to do

b. we were short of time

c. it was getting late

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Contributor: Matt Errey