be+quits

  • 1quits — [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

  • 2quits — [ 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

  • 3quits — ► 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… …

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  • 4quits — [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

  • 5Quits — (kw[i^]ts), interj. See the Note under {Quit}, a. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6quits — even (with another), 1660s; see QUIT (Cf. quit) (adj.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7quits — 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

  • 8quits — /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… …

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  • 9quits with somebody — be quits (with sb) idiom (informal) when two people are quits, they do not owe each other anything, especially money • I ll give you £5 and then we re quits. Main entry: ↑quitsidiom …

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  • 10quits — n. (colloq.) to call it quits ( to cease doing smt. ) * * * [kwɪts] (colloq.) to call it quits ( to cease doing smt. ) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11quits — 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

  • 12quits — /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

  • 13quits — predic.adj. on even terms by retaliation or repayment (then we ll be quits). Phrases and idioms: call it (or cry) quits acknowledge that things are now even; agree not to proceed further in a quarrel etc. Etymology: perh. colloq. abbr. of med.L… …

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  • 14quits — adjective /kwɪts/ On equal monetary terms; neither owing or being owed. Heres the last of the money you lent me. Were quits now, right? Syn: all even, even, even steven …

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  • 15quits — adj Even with, free of obligation Myrtle and I are quits: she s leaving me and I m leaving her. 1620s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 16quits — adjective on equal terms because a debt or score has been settled. Phrases call it quits 1》 agree that terms are now equal. 2》 decide to abandon an activity. Origin C15 (in the sense freed from a liability or debt ): perh. a colloq. abbrev. of… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17quits — [[t]kwɪts[/t]] adj. on equal terms by repayment or retaliation • call it quits Etymology: 1470–80; perh. < ML quittus quit …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18quits — adjective Etymology: Middle English, quit, probably from Medieval Latin quittus, alteration of Latin quietus at rest Date: 1663 being on even terms by repayment or requital …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19quits — Synonyms and related words: alike, at par, au pair, commensurate, drawn, equal, equalized, even, even stephen, fifty fifty, half and half, knotted, level, like, nip and tuck, on a footing, on a level, on a par, on even ground, par, proportionate …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20quits — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Owing or being owed nothing: even1, quit, square. See PAY …

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