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put paid to something

to consider something closed or completed; to mark or indicate that something is no longer important or pending. (As if one were stamping a bill "paid".) At last, we were able to put paid to the matter of who is to manage the accounts.
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put paid to something

  (British & Australian)
to suddenly stop someone from being able to do what they want or hope to do A serious back injury put paid to her tennis career.
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put paid to

Finish off, end, as in We'd best put paid to this issue. [Early 1900s]
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put paid to

Chiefly British
To finish off; put to rest: "We've given up saying we only kill to eat; Kraft dinner and freeze-dried food have put paid to that one" (Margaret Atwood).
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Failure to win both games against Spartans will put paid to our hopes.
We also agreed that the government's move to remove tobacco displays in shops will put paid to as many businesses as the smoking ban has already shut pubs.
The winner carries the colours of Ray Green and his wife Anita, and the former said: "We were going to run her at York last Tuesday, but the weather put paid to that.
MattHolmes netted four times as Rhos Aelwyd put paid to Acrefair 7-2 while Venture notched a 4-1 verdict against Garden Village, two of the goals coming from Matty Phillips.
Dutchman Albertino Esser put paid to Anderson's hopes with a 3-2 win and Fitton lost to qualifier Phil Nixon 3-1.
With the Reds three places and a point further back in eighth, defeat for either team would all but put paid to their title dreams.
And they won for the first time in three attempts in the league at home on Sunday, when late goals from Mladen Petric and Daniel Majstorovic (penalty) put paid to BSC Young Boys.
55) when a mistake put paid to his chances two fences from home.
But for Mick the demise of Clan represents the failure of British industry: "They weren't short of orders but the three-day week and strikes of British Leyland and Rootes put paid to their hopes.
The report's authors said the findings, based on figures compiled for the World Health Organisation, had put paid to the idea that only older smokers were at risk of cardiac disease.
But the defensive frailties that put paid to Harriers' play-off ambitions struck again in the 71st minute when Paul Tait stole in to head home an equaliser from Chris Llewellyn's corner.
Last year should have been a year of celebration for the Welsh Pony and Cob Society as it marked its 100th birthday, but the foot-and-mouth epidemic put paid to that.
Plans were put into action to hold an all-chase card, but further rain put paid to even that contingency.
A massive heart attack a few years ago almost put paid to actor Bryan Mosley's job as Coronation Street star Alf Roberts.
A 10FT rise in the water level put paid to the two-day Monklands Festival, which was to have been fished on Loch Ken.