pack it in


: to stop doing a job or an activity : quit
Do you think we should pack it in or keep going?
They were ready to pack it in for the day.

Examples of pack it in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the figure reached $20 million, business advisers encouraged Mr. Stone and Mr. Parker to pack it in. Matt Richtel David Williams, New York Times, 6 June 2023 Be sure to buy the loin from a purveyor who has very fresh seafood and pack it in frozen ice packs to keep it cold. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Aug. 2023 With Phil having knowledge in this industry, the common theme is that people move to different restaurants, or pack it in.. there’s constant shift changing within the workforce. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 June 2023 However, understanding the regulations and potential consequences is crucial before attempting to pack it in your bag. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2023 Mary Carillo, the longtime tennis commentator, likes to divide players into two groups — those who have fangs and those who do not, those who don’t just win from the front but relish the chance to brawl and fight to the final ball and those who pack it in. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 10 June 2023 South San Antonio's softball team had every reason to pack it in. Joseph Myers, San Antonio Express-News, 13 May 2023 The third-year pro certainly is not going to pack it in to ensure the franchise can draft his replacement. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2020 After nuclear war decimates our planet, Earthlings pack it in and head to Mars to start afresh. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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“Pack it in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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