call time on (something)

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call time on (something)

To (take action or make a decision to) end or conclude something. You need to call time on this relationship—it's just too toxic.
See also: call, on, time
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call time on something

mainly BRITISH, JOURNALISM
COMMON If you call time on something, you end it. Scott Hastings has called time on his international career by cutting short his contract. Note: This expression originates in British pubs where the landlord calls time to tell drinkers that the pub is about to close.
See also: call, on, something, time
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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