Throw in the Towel
Another way of saying to quit or give up is to throw in the towel.

The phrase to "throw in the towel" originates from boxing and reflects a literal method of showing defeat. When a boxer is suffering a beating, his staff person in the corner will throw a towel into the ring to indicate that the match is over and the boxer is conceding defeat. An earlier method involved throwing in a sponge to indicate defeat and stop a match.

Use Example - "That's it! I've had it! I'm throwing in the towel."

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