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full stop

A phrase used to end the discussion of some topic or indicate that there are no exceptions or caveats to what has been said. In punctuation, "full stop" is another name for a period. You need to be home by nine, full stop.
See also: full, stop

full ˈstop

(British English) (also period American English, British English ) (spoken) used to emphasize that there is nothing more to say about a subject: I don’t have to give you any reasons. You can’t have a motorbike, full stop.I don’t like him, period.
See also: full, stop
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