call it a day : Popular Idioms in English

call it a day

to stop a task, go home or go to bed.

Although the skiff lost at sea had not been found, the search and rescue party called it a day in view of the gathering storm.

News & Articles

  • Lawn care service delayed due to hot weather
    People working outside had to call it a day much earlier than usual after hot temperatures made it difficult to finish work. Landscaping company Quality Lawncare Service had to delay maintaining their clients' property for the safety of their employees.
    July 4, 2013 - KTVM Butte
  • Cricket-Ponting to retire from all cricket later this year
    * Ponting to call it a day after Champions League in October * Former Australia captain looking forward to 'more normal life' (Adds details, background, quotes) LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting will retire from all cricket after playing in the Champions League in October, he said on Thursday. Ponting, 38, who announced his retirement from international cricket ...
    June 20, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports