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quits

[kwits] /kwɪts/
adjective
1.
on equal terms by repayment or retaliation.
Idioms
2.
call it quits,
  1. to end one's activity, especially temporarily:
    At 10 o'clock I decided to call it quits for the day.
  2. to abandon an effort.
3.
cry quits, to agree to end competition and consider both sides equal:
It became too dark to continue play and they decided to cry quits.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; perhaps < Medieval Latin quittus quit1
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British Dictionary definitions for cry quits

quits

/kwɪts/
adjective (postpositive)
1.
on an equal footing; even: now we are quits
2.
call it quits, to agree to end a dispute, contest, etc, agreeing that honours are even
interjection
3.
an exclamation indicating willingness to give up
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Word Origin and History for cry quits

quits

adj.

"even" (with another), 1660s; earlier "discharged of a liability" (c.1200), perhaps from Medieval Latin quittus (see quit (adj.)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for cry quits

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call it a day


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