American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. On even terms with by payment or requital: I am finally quits with the loan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See quit, a.
- adj. colloquial, UK On equal monetary terms; neither owing or being owed.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of quit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- interj. See the Note under quit, a.
- adj. on equal terms by payment or requital
- Middle English, probably alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin quittus, quītus, past participle of quītāre, to free) of quit, rid of a debt, from Old French quiter; see quit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The recent decision by four veteran House Democrats to call it quits is raising questions about whether more will soon follow as the 2010 political climate grows more threatening in the midterm congressional elections, a year when government and business forecasters are predicting high unemployment and a slow economic recovery.”
“When small press magazines call it quits or when corporations drum out publications to fill a profit margin.”
“Guiding Light to go dark -- The longest-running soap opera will call it quits in September.”
“Palin quits a real job and is now prostituting herself for what $12 million and counting?”
“If Brown wins on Tuesday I expect by end of the week at least 10 Democrats will call it quits”
“Is Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) about to call it quits too??”
“Around noontime, I thought I'd call it quits -- people were shooting at pine cones and whatever moved or didn't move.”
“I've been reading three books simultaneously that are doing nothing for me and need to call it quits on all of them so that I can enjoy life and so on.”
“But one thing is certain, when Favre finally does decide to call it quits, his legacy will tremendously be affected by the scandal that is getting more attention than whether the two ankle fractures he sustained last week in the third quarter of Minnesota's 28-24 loss at Green Bay, will prevent him from continuing his NFL record of starting in 291 consecutive games (315 including the postseason).”
“Whenever Favre really decides to call it quits, history will look kindly at the number of NFL records he comprised in his career.”
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