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    called it quits

    Refusing to endorse former Australian skipper Ian Chappell's views that
    it was time Tendulkar called it quits, the dashing West Indian opener
    said both the Mumbai batsman and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly
    were still capable of playing international cricket.

    Please explain the highlighted phrase.

    Also, in this phrase, please tell `it' refer to what/whom?

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    Re: called it quits

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Refusing to endorse former Australian skipper Ian Chappell's views that
    it was time Tendulkar called it quits, the dashing West Indian opener
    said both the Mumbai batsman and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly
    were still capable of playing international cricket.

    Please explain the highlighted phrase.

    Also, in this phrase, please tell `it' refer to what/whom?
    call it quits - Definitions from Dictionary.com
    'it' is part of the expression.

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    Re: called it quits

    From the American Idioms Dictionary:

    call it quits to quit; to resign from something;
    to announce that one is quitting.



    (Informal.)  Okay! Iíve had enough! Iím
    calling it quits.

    Time to go home, John.
    Letís call it quits.


    Hope this helps.

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