put paid to
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Audio (AU) (file)
- (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) To put an end to. [from early 20th century]
- 2010, David Brown, Palmerston: A Biography:
- If Harry had always seemed a sickly child, Harrow put paid to notions that he was really a physical weakling.
- 2013, Allan Beever, The Law of Private Nuisance, page 60:
- This puts paid to the argument that a claimant who comes to a nuisance has impliedly consented to the continuance of that nuisance.
- (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.
- put paid to at OneLook Dictionary Search