Quits
Quits \Quits\ (kw[i^]ts), interj. See the Note under {Quit}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • quits — [kwıts] adj informal [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from quit free of ; QUITE] 1.) be quits BrE if two people are quits, neither one owes anything to the other = ↑straight ▪ I ll give you £10, and then we re quits. 2.) call it quits …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quits — [ kwıts ] adjective in a situation where neither of two people owes the other one anything: Do this one last thing for me and we ll be quits. call it quits INFORMAL 1. ) to agree that neither person owes the other one anything: Take five dollars… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quits — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ on equal terms by retaliation or repayment. ● call it quits Cf. ↑call it quits ORIGIN originally in the sense «freed from a liability or debt»: perhaps an informal abbreviation of Latin quittus, from quietus, used as a receipt (see… …   English terms dictionary

  • quits — [kwits] adj. [ME, prob. contr. < ML quittus, var. of quietus: see QUIETUS] on even terms, as by discharge of a debt, retaliation in vengeance, etc. ☆ call it quits Informal 1. to stop working, playing, etc. 2. to stop being friendly or… …   English World dictionary

  • quits — even (with another), 1660s; see QUIT (Cf. quit) (adj.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • quits — adjective informal 1 be quits (with) to be in an equal situation with someone again, especially because you have paid them what you owed: You pay for the taxi, and that ll make us quits. | If I win the next game, we ll be quits. 2 call it quits… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • quits — /kwits/, adj. 1. on equal terms by repayment or retaliation. 2. call it quits, a. to end one s activity, esp. temporarily: At 10 o clock I decided to call it quits for the day. b. to abandon an effort. 3. cry quits, to agree to end competition… …   Universalium

  • quits — n. (colloq.) to call it quits ( to cease doing smt. ) * * * [kwɪts] (colloq.) to call it quits ( to cease doing smt. ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • quits — UK [kwɪts] / US adjective in a situation where neither of two people owes the other one anything Do this one last thing for me and we ll be quits. • call it quits …   English dictionary

  • quits — /kwɪts / (say kwits) adjective 1. on equal terms by repayment or retaliation. –phrase 2. bet double or quits, to make a bet, usually to cover a preceding lost bet, so that if the bet is lost, the better forfeits twice the stake, but if it is won …   Australian English dictionary

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