One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give up or stop doing something, especially a job.
give up, stop, cease, discontinue, desist from, swear off, forbear from, abstain from, cut out, renounce, forswear, forgo, abandon, have done withView synonyms
- ‘Harris can't quite believe what has happened to him since he took the gamble in 1998 of jacking in corporate life to try to make money from his hobby - furniture making.’
- ‘He said: ‘My boss is jacking in the business because we will lose too much money now.’’
- ‘For ‘a brief moment’, in fact, he considered jacking in football.’
- ‘I'm a Yorkshire lass, you don't just jack it in although there have been some very low points.’
- ‘There was everything to play for - so why is he jacking it in even as Donald returns from his sick bed?’
- ‘Some have tried to suggest that he's homesick and pining for a move back to Scotland but that's not a valid reason for jacking in a promising career in the Premiership as far as I'm concerned.’
- ‘It got so depressing I thought of jacking the whole thing in.’
- ‘The next thing you know, Michael Forsyth will be jacking in his peerage, and trying to get Stirling back.’
- ‘Gordon had just jacked his job in with some sort of mechanical haulage firm in Hythe.’
- ‘It's like a relationship: how long do you keep working at the problems before jacking it in.’
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