Idiom:  call off something


Idiom:  call off something (call something off)

  • to decide not to do a planned activity

Example sentences

— It’s sad they called off the wedding after they mailed the invitations.

— We'll have to call off the picnic if it doesn't stop raining by ten o'clock.

— You need to call off the conference because not enough people have registered.

— I had to call off my trip to Costa Rica next month because my boss is making me attend a meeting he can't go to.

— If you're going to call off the lecture please let me know so I can cancel the catering in advance or we'll be charged.

— We're going to call off the surprise party because my grandmother's health is delicate and we're worried it might be too much of a shock for her.

— Sure, we'll call off the protest if you agree to purchase 100% recycled cups.  If not, be prepared for demonstrations across the country.

— We are not going to call off the trip. We bought travel insurance just in case.

— Do you have any idea why they called off the social media training yesterday?

— Don't start any rumors. They called off the meeting because the director was sick today.

— Actually, we're not calling off the charity event. We are simply rescheduling it until the fall.

— Look, it's better to call off the engagement than have to call off a wedding.


  • put an end to

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