Definition of Call it a day

1. Verb. Stop doing what one is doing. "At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books"

Exact synonyms: Call It Quits
Generic synonyms: Cease, Discontinue, Give Up, Lay Off, Quit, Stop



Definition of Call it a day

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To retire. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To cease the activity for the day. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Call It A Day

call delay
call down
call drink
call drinks
call fire
call for
call forth
call forwarding
call girls
call graph
call graphs
call history
call in
call into question
call it a day (current term)
call it a night
call it as one sees it
call it even
call it quits
call letters
call loan
call mark
call names
call number
call off
call off the dogs
call on
call on the carpet

Literary usage of Call it a day

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the Rev. John Howe by John Howe, Edmund Calamy (1838)
"Or 'tis all one if you call it a day ; there is enough to distinguish it from the day of grace. The Scripture- call such a calamitous season indifferently ..."

2. The Digital Work Force: Building Infotech Skills at the Speed of Innovation by Carol A. Meares (2000)
"In this environment, you either get the right worker who can do the job and keep you ahead of the rest or you can call it a day."12 IT Employers Face ..."

3. The Redeemer's Tears Wept Over Lost Souls: Union Among Protestants by John Howe, William Urwick (1846)
"Or, 'tis all one if you call it a day ; there is enough to distinguish it from the day of grace. The Scriptures call such a calamitous season indifferently ..."

4. A Commentary on the Psalms: From Primitive and Mediaeval Writers and from by John Mason Neale, Richard Frederick Littledale (1868)
"... for our three days may be only five or eix-and-twenty hours. If one half-hour before sunset, we call it a day: if half an hour after ..."

5. The Christian Examiner (1855)
"To call it a day's work is in reality no farther from literal truth, than to call it work at all; and it has doubtless been to uncultivated men in all ages ..."

6. The Theological and Literary Journal (1860)
"... to call it a day, which, in its largest sense, denotes a specific and brief period. That he denies the true sense of these terms and phrases, ..."

7. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"A good place to call it a day. North from Lytton It's an easy and scenic 50 miles/85 km from Lytton to Cache Creek. You'll go through the small town of ..."

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