put paid to (third-person singular simple present puts paid to, present participle putting paid to, simple past and past participle put paid to)
- (chiefly Britain, dated) To mark a bill or a debt record as "paid".
1893 December, Mrs. Alexander, “Found Wanting”, in Belgravia, volume 82, page 353:
- Well, then, I'll put paid to that little account.
- (chiefly Britain, idiomatic) To terminate; to cancel (plans or expectations); to stop something once and for all.
- The rain put paid to our plans for a picnic.