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If I was at a party and didn't feel like drinking anymore, could I say "I think I'm going to quit for the day."?
In (informal) British Eng a car 'conks out'. Sometimes, to emphasize the impact on the driver, you may hear something like 'That useless car of yours only went and conked out on me just around the corner.'
PS if it conks out in a spectacular manner (lots of steam/smoke/noise) it can also be said to have 'blown up'. ''Blow' is often used of a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasket .
Last edited by BobK; 27-Aug-2011 at 18:48. Reason: PS Added
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.