shut up shop

shut up shop

To cease business operations for any length of time (often permanently). I loved that restaurant, so I'm very disappointed that it shut up shop. The owner always shuts up shop for two weeks in the summer to accommodate her vacation.
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shut up shop

BRITISH or

close up shop

mainly AMERICAN
If a person or organization shuts up shop or closes up shop, they close their business, often because they are not making enough money. Unless business picks up soon, some of the 245 foreign-owned banks in Switzerland may have to shut up shop. Mr. Lemoyne had reluctantly closed up shop when the library had reached a rock-bottom membership of eleven.
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shut up shop

1 cease trading, either temporarily or permanently. 2 stop some activity. informal
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shut up ˈshop

(British English, informal) close a business permanently or stop working for the day: The family ran a small grocer’s for years, but when the old man died they shut up shop.It’s 6 o’clock — time to shut up shop and go home.
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The cocktail bar on Gradwell Street has become well-loved by regulars since it opened as a pop-up venue in October 2018 - and now it is time for it to shut up shop.
Unless other rogue sites are pressured by the power of the law to shut up shop then fans will still end up paying over the odds, well over the odds, for gigs.
Chuang will shut up shop for the last time this June, which saw the ups and downs of Taiwan from Gezhi Road over the past 50 years.
"The answer isn't to shut up shop - that only adds even more pressure to the situation.
It feels like the circle is near complete and that the banks who virtually shut up shop during the mess are being pushed even further to the sidelines, as new ventures naturally look towards like-minded people to fund their efforts.
"I hate conceding goals but I would rather do that and win than shut up shop and draw.
) On the farm in the Yorkshire Dales, Viv Hope has seen her better days according to Wales on Sunday readers with 60 per cent of you wanting her to shut up shop and leave.
Harrods boss Mohammed Al Fayed has shut up shop in the Highlands.