English version

put paid to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishput paid to somethingput paid to somethingBritish English to stop something from happening or spoil plans for something Bad exam results put paid to his hopes of a university place. pay
Examples from the Corpus
put paid to somethingThis was the cause of his deafness, which put paid to a planned career in the army and in politics.Lefkowitz, a classicist and humanities professor at Wellesley College, puts paid to Afrocentric myth-making.It rather put paid to any idea she'd had of motoring around and discovering more of the area though.Yet an inflamed shin almost put paid to Sampras in the first week.People were cursing the Greenhouse Effect and swearing that it had put paid to surf in Hawaii for all time.But Travis McKenna had put paid to that by being particularly vigilant.But the glint of mockery in his dark eyes put paid to that fantasy.Hitler's assault in the summer of 1940 put paid to the agitation for peace negotiations.
put paid to somethingput paid to somethingBritish EnglishDESTROY to spoil and end your hopes or plans completely A car accident put paid to his chances of taking part in the race. put
Examples from the Corpus
put paid to somethingThis was the cause of his deafness, which put paid to a planned career in the army and in politics.Lefkowitz, a classicist and humanities professor at Wellesley College, puts paid to Afrocentric myth-making.It rather put paid to any idea she'd had of motoring around and discovering more of the area though.Yet an inflamed shin almost put paid to Sampras in the first week.People were cursing the Greenhouse Effect and swearing that it had put paid to surf in Hawaii for all time.But Travis McKenna had put paid to that by being particularly vigilant.But the glint of mockery in his dark eyes put paid to that fantasy.Hitler's assault in the summer of 1940 put paid to the agitation for peace negotiations.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.