Call it a day

Today you’ll learn how to use the idiom “to call it a day”.

To call it a day means to stop doing whatever you’re doing for the rest of that day, whether or not it is completed.

Let’s say I’m translating a legal document. It’s only five but I’ve been working on this since eight o’clock in the morning. I’m tired. I’m a bit hungry too. So, I’ve decided to call it a day. In other words, I’ll stop now. I’m done for the day.

Another example. Let’s say, you’re having drinks with friends after work but it’s time to head home. Here you can say, “Hey guys, it’s getting late. Let’s call it a night, shall we?”

Call it a day or call it a night. It’s a good expression to learn. So, add it to your phrasebook.

NOTE: The original story was first published in October 2015.

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