English Idioms


We can call it a day.

At the end of a meeting, to end it.
Alain.

2 comments

  • Please, Alain, go further explaining.


    Is it a way saying the meeting was outstanding, that some exceptional decisions were taken, some marking events happened at the meeting?
    In the sense of: We can call it a (famous)day!


    Or does it mean that we can now say that the thing is over, the day is over.
    Examples: I've been learning years long, now I get retired, I can call it a day!
    I've been smoking so far, but now I can call it a day! (=I gave up smoking.)
    Until now I thought Luna was a catch but from now on I can call it a day.


    Or are none of these interpretations right?
    [CW]
  • Dear Gee,


    You can only use the expression when you decide not to work any longer
    EX. We'll call it a day now and start again tomorrow morning.


    It is also used by someone who is fed up, he will then ask : shall we call it a day?


    The day when you stop smoking is a red-letter day (a day you will remember)


    When you get retired, it is a "phew day"... (joke!)


    C.W.

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