What does call it a day mean?


Idiom Meaning:

finish work or give up


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Payback (1999)

Time of Scene: ~00:02:30

Porter: You’d think after five months of lying on my back, I would have given up any idea of getting even, just be a nice guy and call it a day. Nice guys are fine. You have to have somebody to take advantage of, but they always finish last.


Prison Break “English, Fitz or Percy” (2005)

Time of Scene: ~00:43:10

Michael Scofield: Well, you’ve got one up on me, Warden. You know why I needed to file those motions, but I have no idea why you needed to transfer me.

Warden Henry Pope: Traffic control, Scofield, that’s all. Traffic control. Look, it’s coming up on five o’clock. What do you say we call it a day?

Michael Scofield: I don’t think I can do that, sir.

Warden Henry Pope: Why not?

Michael Scofield: If I let go of this support right now, the whole thing’s coming down. See, the Taj was designed using axial force. A series of internal forces along the longitudinal axis.


Van Helsing (2004)

Time of Scene: ~00:10:25

Van Helsing: Now, my superiors would like for me to take you alive, so that they might extricate your better half.

Mr. Hyde: I’ll bet they bloody would.

Van Helsing: Personally, I’d rather just kill you and call it a day. But let’s make it your decision, shall we?

Mr. Hyde: Hmm, do let’s.



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