American Idiom: call it a day

To call it a day- means to discontinue work or an activity of the day.

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to call it a day

You look very tired. Please finish it tomorrow. Call it a day!

To call it a day – means to discontinue work or an activity of the day.

Here are example sentences :

Let’s work on one more unit. Once we finish this unit, we can call it a day.

I can’t call it a day until I finish reading this chapter. I have a test tomorrow on the chapter.

Let’s do an exercise to better remember the Idiom.

For each question, replace a word or words in a sentence with the idiom so that the meaning of the sentence is not changed. You have five seconds per question.

Question 1:

I must finish my work for today. I cannot just stop my work and go home.

I must finish my work for today. I cannot just call it a day.

Question 2:

We had a power outage yesterday, and we had to stop working and leave early.

We had a power outage yesterday, and we had to call it a day.

Practice makes perfect!

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More questions here!

Question 1:

I am not done yet, I can’t go home. I need to work more for a couple of hours.

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Question 2:

Too bad you didn’t prepare before you quit your job.

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