Twenty-five years later, the Magliozzi brothers are calling it quits.
Following the release of Nine Types of Light, TV on the Radio thought long and hard about calling it quits.
Like Saeb Erekat, the chief negotiator for Palestine who has also called it quits on numerous occasions, the cat came back.
She quits her job as governor—some might say erratically—and supporters applaud her courage.
As Barber said quite succinctly, “They may go get married, make however much money, and call it quits.”
She had suffered so much at being compelled to deceive Andre that she hoped she was now at quits with fate.
Mr Aston has demanded his audience of leave, and quits Madrid on the 15th.
They appear and reappear and continue to attract; but the regard changes, quits the sign and attaches to the substance.
So Frances and I are quits; she doesn't want my secrets and I don't want hers.
Old Fleury, to give freedom of consultation and vote, quits the room.
"even" (with another), 1660s; earlier "discharged of a liability" (c.1200), perhaps from Medieval Latin quittus (see quit (adj.)).
c.1200, "free, clear" (of debt, etc.), from Old French quite, quitte "free, clear, entire, at liberty; discharged; unmarried," from Medieval Latin quitus, quittus, from Latin quietus "free" (in Medieval Latin "free from war, debts, etc."), also "calm, resting" (see quiet (adj.)).
c.1200, "to repay, discharge" (a debt, etc.), from Old French quiter "clear, establish one's innocence;" also transitive, "release, let go, relinquish, abandon" (12c.), from quite (see quit (adj.)).
Meaning "to reward, give reward" is mid-13c., that of "take revenge; to answer, retort" and "to acquit oneself" are late 14c. From c.1300 as "to acquit (of a charge), declare not guilty." Sense of "leave, depart" is attested from c.1400; that of "stop" (doing something) is from 1640s. Meaning "to give up, relinquish" is from mid-15c. Related: Quitted; quitting. Quitting time is from 1835.