give it a rest


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give it a rest

To stop talking about some topic or subject. This phrase is often used as an imperative. Oh, give it a rest—I already apologized for what I did wrong. Let's move on from it.
See also: give, rest

Give it a rest!

Inf. Stop talking so much. Give your mouth a rest. (Familiar or rude. Compare this with Give me a rest!) Mary: So, I really think we need to discuss things more and go over all our differences in detail. Bill: Stop! I've heard enough. Giveita rest! Mary: Oh, am I disturbing you? Tom: Now, I would also like to say something else. Alice: Give it a rest, Tom. We're tired of listening to you.
See also: give

give it a rest

INFORMAL
If you tell someone to give it a rest, you want them to stop doing something or stop talking about something because it is annoying you. Give it a rest, will you? We're trying to get some sleep.
See also: give, rest

give it a rest

used to ask someone to stop doing or talking about something that the speaker finds irritating or tedious. informal
See also: give, rest

(why don’t you) give it a ˈrest!

(British English, spoken) used to tell somebody to stop doing something or talking about something because they are annoying you: Give it a rest will you! That’s the third time you’ve criticized my driving this morning.
See also: give

Give it a rest!

exclam. Shut up! (see also Give me a rest!.) Give it a rest! You talk too much.
See also: give