pack it in

This page is about the slang term pack it in


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

a. couldn't do it

b. could do it

c. had done it

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Contributor: Matt Errey