English Idiom – Call it a day.

Meaning – To stop doing what you are doing (usually work) for the day. You may call it a day because you are tired, you have had enough or because you simply need a break. This idiomatic expression usually refers to work, but can refer to other things such as sports or hobbies.


When could you use this idiom?

  • You have been working on a project for a long time and you need rest.
  • It’s getting late and you are working on an assignment but you need to sleep.
  • A group of friends are playing football but it’s getting too dark to play.
  • You have been at work all day but have decided it is time to go home.


  • “We’ve been cramming all night for our English test. Let’s call it a day and get some good rest in preparation for our test tomorrow!”

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Morocco coach Renard calls it a day


  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?

What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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