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Dong Wook
What does 'I'm calling it' mean? (I am asking with the context~) I heard this expression on an American drama, 'The Office'. A girl was wating for a guy she went on a date with few days ago to call her back. But he did not call back and it seemed like he wouldn't call her back. So, she said, 'oh, I am callling it, guess that's curtains for the yoga guy' I guess it means, 'oh, I will give it up, guess it is the end between the yoga guy (she met him at a yoga class) and I.' am I right? help me ~
Feb 3, 2014 1:07 AM
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You are correct. The phrase originates from when a doctor is trying to revive a dying person. When it is apparent that the patient is not going to be able to be revived, the doctor has to "call" out the time of death. The phrase has entered popular culture to refer to any situation that is now "dead".
February 3, 2014
Dong Wook
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