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quit while the going is good

To cease, end, or give up (doing) something before it becomes too difficult or the consequences become too severe. There are some reports that the market is about to take a dive, so I reckon we should quit while the going's good. Listen, kid, there's no way you can win this fight, so why don't you quit while the going is good?
See also: going, good, quit

quit (something) cold turkey

To stop doing something abruptly. The phrase is most often used to describe the sudden cessation of a drug. After smoking for so long, I should have never tried to quit cold turkey—the withdrawal symptoms are unbearable. I'm so impressed that you quit gambling cold turkey!
See also: cold, quit, turkey

call it quits

to quit; to resign from something; to announce that one is quitting. Okay! I've had enough! I'm calling it quits. Time to go home, John. Let's call it quits.
See also: call, quits

call it quits

to stop doing something A number of county fairs have called it quits because of a lack of interest.
Usage notes: often said about an effort to accomplish something: Brant called it quits this morning after traveling nearly 12,000 kilometers in the balloon.
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call it quits

 
1. (informal) to stop doing something The relationship had been going from bad to worse and we just decided it was time to call it quits.
2. (informal) to agree with someone that a debt has been paid and that no one owes money to anyone You paid for the theatre tickets so if I pay for dinner we can call it quits.
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call it quits

Stop working, abandon something, give up, as in John is calling it quits for now or This ground is far too stony for a garden so I'm calling it quits. This idiom comes from cry quits, dating from the 1600s and meaning "declare even" or "get even." The verb call was substituted in the late 1800s. Also see call it a day.
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call it quits

Informal
To stop working or trying; quit.
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