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close the book on something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclose the book on somethingclose the book on somethingSTOP DOING somethingto stop working on something, especially a police operation, because it is not making any progress Detectives had closed the book on the Hornsey Murders case three years previously. close
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close the book on somethingThe police have closed the book on the Hannah Davies case.Rady made a motion to close the book on the matter.And, by definitively closing the book on the past, the language of socialism also remains trapped in Stalinism's wreckage.
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