call it a day
phrasal to stop for the remainder of the day or for the present whatever one has been doing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • call it a day — {v. phr.} To declare that a given day s work has been accomplished and go home; to quit for the day. * / Let s call it a day, the boss said, and go out for a drink. / * /It was nearly midnight, so Mrs. Byron decided to call it a day, and left the …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • call it a night — {v. phr.} To declare that an evening party or other activity conducted late in the day is finished. * /I am so tired that I am going to call it a night and go to bed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • day — See: ALL IN A DAY S WORK, CALL IT A DAY, CARRY THE DAY, EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY, FATHER S DAY, FOREVER AND A DAY, GOOD DAY, MAKE A DAY OF IT, NAME DAY, NIGHT AND DAY, ONE OF THESE DAYS, or SOME OF THESE DAYS, PASS THE TIME OF DAY, RAINY DAY, SAVE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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