American Idioms and Expressions

Call It Quits Idiom

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call it quits
What does call it quits mean?
to stop, to finishI called it quits and went home for the day.
call it quits
What does call it quits mean?
to stop, to finish I called it quits and went home for the day.


Some Random Idioms
get out of bed on the wrong side
What does "get out of bed on the wrong side" mean?
to be in a bad moodI think that she got out of bed on the wrong side as she is not talking to anyone today.
DJ
What does "DJ" mean?
Disc Jockey Disc JockeyMy cousin worked in the summer as a disc jockey while he was going to university.
break the bank
What does "break the bank" mean?
to win all the money at a casino gambling table, to use all of one's moneyThe man broke the bank at the casino and walked away with a lot of money.
walk the plank
What does "walk the plank" mean?
be forced to resign from a jobThe vice-president was forced to walk the plank when the new president joined the company.
throw a party for (someone)
What does "throw a party for (someone)" mean?
to give or hold a party for someoneWe plan to throw a party for our boss next week.
drop back
What does "drop back" mean?
to move or step backwards, to retreatDuring the hike my foot began to get sore so I decided to drop back and rest for awhile.
pick up a trail/scent
What does "pick up a trail/scent" mean?
to recognize the trail of a hunted person or animalThe tracking dogs were easily able to pick up the trail of the criminal.
Memory like a sieve
What does "Memory like a sieve" mean?
If somebody can't retain things for long in his or her memory and quickly forgets, he or she has a memory like a sieve. A sieve has lots of tiny holes in it to let liquids out while keeping the solids inside.
hand over (someone or something) to (someone)
What does "hand over (someone or something) to (someone)" mean?
give control or possession of something to someone, give something to another personThe criminals were forced to hand over the stolen money to the police.
put one's dibs on (something)
What does "put one's dibs on (something)" mean?
to lay a claim to somethingI put my dibs on the most comfortable chair when I went to my friend's house.
as slippery as an eel
What does "as slippery as an eel" mean?
undependable, devious, cannot be trusted That sales person is as slippery as an eel and you should be careful when you talk to him.

blood is thicker than water
What does "blood is thicker than water" mean?
family ties are stronger than other relationshipsBlood is thicker than water and the man chose to help his family rather than his friends.

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