Call it a day – To end the work day, or stop working on a particular project temporarily, with the plan to resume it another day.
This is a common phrase people use after working hard for a long time at something, often at their job or for some other personal project.
- When you feel that you are ready to stop for the day, you can say, “I’m going to call it a day.” This lets people know that you are finishing your work for the day and leaving (if it is at your job or some other project location)
- If you are working with one or more other people and you want to suggest that everyone stop working, you can say, “Let’s call it a day.” or “Shall we call it a day?”
Call it a night – This is a related phrase, but it is used for social situations:
- during an evening out with friends when it is getting late, and the person is ready to go home.
- “It’s late; I think I’m going to call it a night.”
- “I’m ready to call it a night.”
- “Let’s call it a night.”
- “Shall we call it a night?”
- at night in the home to announce that the person is planning to go to bed.
- “I’m going to call it a night. See you in the morning.”
As for me, I have been sitting at the computer for many hours working on several projects, so I think I am going to call it a day! 🙂