make an end of (something)

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make an end of (something)

To stop, cease, or conclude something. I'm going to make an end of the corruption in this department once and for all! I wish my parents would make an end of their bickering and just be civil to one another!
See also: end, make, of
References in classic literature ?
Only yesterday, Pancks,' said Arthur; 'only yesterday, Monday, I had the fixed intention of selling, realising, and making an end of it.