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bring (something) to a close

To cause something to end. If there are no other issues to discuss, we can bring this meeting to a close.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bring something to a close

 and bring something to an end; bring something to a climax
to end something; to cause something to reach its final point and stop. I think it is time to bring this matter to a close. The incident has been brought to a climax.
See also: bring, close, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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