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call it a day

call it a day English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Sep 24 2018

Themes: School, Time, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Man, I’m tired. I finally decided to call it a day today. After working and cleaning, it was just too much.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about finishing her activities for the day

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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stop what one is doing; end work for the day

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s almost midnight, and Kat is finally stopping all of her activities. She worked, and then she cleaned. She was doing many things, but now she has decided that she is too tired, and it is too late to keep working. She is calling it a day.

We all have different work and sleep patterns. Some of us need to call it a day after we finish dinner. But others can keep working into the night. Their days don’t end until very late. When do you usually call it a day? Do you prefer to work early or late?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m sick of studying. Let’s call it a day.”

“I usually call it a day by 8:00 o’clock.”

“The doors are locked, and our work is done. We can call it a day!”


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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i call it a day after lunch

09:08 AM Oct 17 2018 |


United States

It’s basically another way to say you’re done with something, that you need a break for that day

05:33 AM Sep 28 2018 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I call it a day at midnight and I prefer stay awake till midnight .

07:00 PM Sep 23 2018 |

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