hang it up


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hang it up

Sl. to quit something. (Fixed order. See also hang something up.) I've had it with this job. It's time to hang it up. Just hang it up. Don't bother with it.
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hang it up

to stop doing something If you weigh less than 250 pounds and want to play football, you might as well hang it up.
Related vocabulary: give up
Etymology: from the idea of hanging up your clothing or equipment when you are finished using it
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hang it up

tv. to quit something. I finally had enough and decided to hang it up.
See also: hang, up