call it a day: to decide to stop working or doing an activity, usually because you feel you have done enough or it is not possible to continue.
Man Survives Being Swallowed by a Hippo
Paul Templer had a life-changing experience while guiding a group on a river in Zimbabwe.
Another tour guide had fallen into the river and Paul was trying to save him when the world went dark. He told CNN that he didn’t know what had happened after first.
“From the waist down, I could feel the water. I could feel I was wet in the river. From my waist up, it was different. I was warm, and it wasn’t wet like the river, but it wasn’t dry either. And it was just incredible pressure on my lower back. I tried to move around; I couldn’t.
“I realized I was up to my waist down a hippo’s throat.”
Eventually, the hippo spat Paul out, but it wasn’t ready to call it a day. Paul was swallowed and spit out a total of 3 times before he finally escaped.
Despite suffering severe injuries and losing an arm, Paul hasn’t lost his love for outdoor adventure.
1. After hiking for hours, they decided to call it a day and set up camp.
2. I finished my homework, so I’ll call it a day and watch a movie.
3. We’ve been shopping all day, so let’s call it a day and go home.
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