idiom: to call it a day/night


The idiom for this week is “to call it a day”. We can also say “to call it a night”. These expressions are used when we want to say it’s time to go home after doing something like working. It can be used for work, but we can also use it in social situations. We usually use “to call it a night” in social situations. For example:

We’ve been working for over ten hours! Let’s call it a day. I’ll see you tomorrow.

I’m really tired now. What do you say we call it a day and continue working on this tomorrow morning?

This party has been really fun, but I think it’s time for me to call it a night. Thank you for inviting me to your party though.

My last train will leave soon, so I should call it a night. Let’s go drinking again sometime!

This idiom is a good way to wrap up an evening and let people know that you want to go home. However, in work situations, only the boss or high level person should say it. It’s NOT appropriate for a person to say, “Let’s call it a day.” to their boss.


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