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hang it up

To retire from a job or pursuit. After a long and successful career, it's time for me to 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hang it up

INFORMAL
If someone hangs it up, they end their career. `Peter will hang it up in two years,' predicts a well-known agent. The band wants to record three more albums and then hang it up.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

hang it up

tv. to quit something. I finally had enough and decided to hang it up.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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