›to stop doing something›( UScall it even)to agree with someone that a debt has been paid and that no one owes anything more: I paid for last week's shopping and you paid for this week's, so let's call it quits.
A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English
by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in