Following the release of Nine Types of Light, TV on the Radio thought long and hard about calling it quits.
In February, the veteran GOP operative called it quits with his party and switched his voter registration to Libertarian.
She quits her job as governor—some might say erratically—and supporters applaud her courage.
Good afternoon, Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian call it quits after 22 years of marriage.
Just before the New Hampshire House was about to pass a brand-new budget in June, Tremblay called it quits.
She had suffered so much at being compelled to deceive Andre that she hoped she was now at quits with fate.
And you, you made me break my head open; one is just as bad as the other; so, with your leave, we are quits.
They appear and reappear and continue to attract; but the regard changes, quits the sign and attaches to the substance.
We were quits; it was my turn to devote my life, and instead of that I have slain you.
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.