2016년 10월 20일 목요일

Dic/ idioms/ put paid to something

─ to consider something closed or completed; to mark or indicate that something is no longer important or pending. (As if one were stamping a bill "paid")

─ to suddenly stop someone from being able to do what they want or hope to do.

─ to destroy irrevocably and utterly.

─ to stop something from happening, or spoil plans for something.

  • As last, we were able to put paid to the matter of who is to manager the accounts.
  • A serious back injury put paid to her tennis career.


.... McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs, & various

댓글 쓰기