Adjective "quits" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/kwɪts/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of two people) on even terms, especially because a debt or score has been settled.

    Definitions

    1. on equal terms by repayment or retaliation. Idioms

    2. call it quits, to end one's activity, especially temporarily: At 10 o'clock I decided to call it quits for the day. 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.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people/places/organizations can be quits."

    "governments can be quits."

    "people can be quits."

    "teams can be quits."

    "strategies can be quits."

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    Origin

    Late 15th century (in the sense ‘freed from a liability or debt’): perhaps a colloquial abbreviation of medieval Latin quittus, from Latin quietus, used as a receipt (see quietus).

    Phrase

    call it quits