• When someone calls it quits it means to stop doing something.

  • To give up especially after applying oneself to it for a certain length of time.

  • To quit; to resign from something; abandon something.

1. Star athletes often retire early and call it quits.


2. After 5 years of marriage, Richard and Helen have called it quits.


3. It’s been raining all day, maybe we should call it quits.


4. The three-time Olympian called it quits after much controversy over his doping test.

abandon, break off, cease, conclude, desist, discontinue, drop, end, give notice, give up, halt, hang it up, leave, let go, part with, put an end to, resign, retire, stop, suspend, terminate, throw in the towel, withdraw, wrap up

Do more harm than good

To do more harm than good means to have a bad effect rather than a good one. To make a situation worse rather than better. To be damaging rather than helpful. 1. I'm sorry but saying anything at this point may do more harm than good. 2. Her boyfriend is doing more...

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Drop something like a hot potato

To drop someone/something like a hot potato means to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly. To discontinue; to get rid of very quickly. To quickly stop being involved with someone/something. 1. I dropped the idea like a hot potato because my boss...

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