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call it a day

Definition of call it a day in English:

Decide or agree to stop doing something: after three marriages, many men would have been more than ready to call it a day
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  • It's not a fun job, scanning negatives, and I decided to call it a day when I'd finished the first film.
  • We were late arrivals and calling it a day, we decided just after midnight to put our heads down for the night.
  • The group called it a day after Charlie Simpson decided to leave.
admit defeat, concede defeat, stop trying, give up, give in, surrender, capitulate, be beaten;
despair, lose heart, abandon hope, give up hope
informal throw in the towel/sponge
Australian informal drop one's bundle
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