call it a night

idiom

: to go home or go to bed at the present time
I'm exhausted. I'm calling it a night.

Examples of call it a night in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taylor started crying as well, so the group decided to call it a night. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 15 Dec. 2023 Darvin Ham, a coach who has been slow to call it a night, pulled his starters with more than eight minutes to go, the game clearly lost to the 76ers, who were playing with more force, more intention and with more attitude. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023 The parents decided to call it a night and head home to make sure everything was OK. Kelly Martinez, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 And while many resort guests would call it a night after the meal, mine was just beginning. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 23 July 2023 Not ready to call it a night after your final course? William Li, Town & Country, 29 June 2023 At the end of the evening, Veca, who has taken over the bar, offered small glasses of sambuca to those who weren’t quite ready to call it a night. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2023 The panelists at the real estate event in Somerville were just about to call it a night when somebody finally raised the question on everyone’s minds. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2021 After signing copies of her book, Ms. Buell seemed ready to call it a night. George Gurley, New York Times, 3 May 2023

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“Call it a night.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/call%20it%20a%20night. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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