have done


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have done with (someone or something)

To be finished with someone or something; to cease being involved with someone or something. I've been working on this essay for hours now, so I'm just going to write the conclusion and have done with it. That group has been a really negative influence in my life, so I've decided to have done with them altogether.
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have done

Stop or cease, as in Have done-enough of this nonsense. This idiom is also put as have done with, as in This arrangement won't work; let's find a new one and have done with it. The past participle done has been used in the sense of "finished" since about 1300. Also see have to do with.
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References in classic literature ?
But it was gone in a minute, and he sturdily rejoined that the gentleman must look out for somebody else, as he did think he might have done at first.
I did not make the allowances,' said she, `which I ought to have done, for his temper and spirits his delightful spirits, and that gaiety, that playfulness of disposition, which, under any other circumstances, would, I am sure, have been as constantly bewitching to me, as they were at first.
Weston, if there were an account drawn up of the evil and the good I have done Miss Fairfax
How D'Artagnan drew, as a Fairy would have done, a Country-seat from a Deal Box
Others are developing methods for destroying foreign genes that have done their job, to ensure that they don't spread to wild plants.