Is this phrase and its usage correct?



Well , I know what does "Call it a night" mean, but I wanted to know if I could say "call it a day". E.g I'm working on a project in my office. And suddenly my parents call me up, can I say "let's call it a day " here?

Ardis Ell

Posted 2015-01-30T11:11:51.303

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Yes you can:

– Mark – 2015-01-30T11:22:28.910

Actually I've been hearing "Let's call it a day" more often than "let's call it a night". – eyam – 2015-01-30T11:25:52.680



Call it a day and call it a night are both idioms. If you stop doing something for the rest of the day, you call it a day. On the other hand, if you stop working for the rest of the night, you call it a night (The Free Dictionary). They are not interchangeable.


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