on even terms, as by discharge of a debt, retaliation in vengeance, etc.
Origin of quitsME, probably contr. from Medieval Latin quittus, variant, variety of quietus: see quietus
call it quitsInformal
- to stop working, playing, etc.
- to stop being friendly or intimate; end an association
Chiefly Brit. to declare oneself even with another; agree to stop competing
On even terms with by payment or requital: I am finally quits with the loan.
Origin of quitsMiddle English probably alteration ( influenced by Medieval Latin quittus, quītus ) ( past participle of quītāre to free ) of quit rid of a debt from Old French quiter ; see quit .
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of quit