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    #1

    quit on something

    Several seconds after clicking on this link, you'll hear "So I'm going to have to quit on this, because ..."

    What does "quit on something," not "quit on someone," mean?


    quit on someone
    1. [for something] to quit while someone is using it.
    This stupid car quit on me.
    I hope this thing doesn't quit on me.
    2. [for one] to leave one's job, usually suddenly or unannounced.
    Wally, the park supervisor, quit on us at the last minute.
    My assistant quit on me.
    (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs)
    Last edited by Saki6; 25-Jun-2016 at 23:27.

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    #2

    Re: quit on something

    In this context, it means 'stop talking about this particular subject'.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #3

    Re: quit on something

    Saki, please name the dictionary you have quoted from.

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    #4

    Re: quit on something

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Saki, please name the dictionary you have quoted from.
    His original post did have a Youtube link in it.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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