put an end to (oneself)

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put an end to (oneself)

To commit suicide. If you've had thoughts of putting an end to yourself, you should talk to someone.
See also: an, end, put, to
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put an end to

Also, put a stop to. Terminate, abolish, as in It's time they put an end to their feud, or The police chief vowed to put a stop to prostitution. This locution is more emphatic than the plain verbs end or stop. [Mid-1600s]
See also: an, end, put, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

put an ˈend to yourself


put an ˈend to it all

kill yourself: She told me that sometimes she felt so bad that she just felt like putting an end to it all.
See also: an, end, put, to
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They will minister to better natures, giving health both of soul and of body; but those who are diseased in their bodies they will leave to die, and the corrupt and incurable souls they will put an end to themselves.
And, even then, when these had "had enough," they were always at liberty to put an end to themselves with a Punjab lasso or bowstring, left for their use at the foot of an iron tree.
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