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Related to put paid to: off chance, take issue with, mistake for, gunning for, turned a corner, puts forth
put paid to (something)
To consider something finished or ended; to put something to rest or no longer give it any attention. After a lengthy debate, we finally put paid to the decision about who would take over the estate. Email has almost completely put paid to the act of sending handwritten letters anymore.
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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
Finish off, end, as in We'd best put paid to this issue. [Early 1900s]
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put paid tostop abruptly; destroy. informal
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put paid toChiefly 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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