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Put Paid to

is an acrostic for ppt.

Definition of the verb Put Paid to

What does Put Paid to mean as a doing phrase?


  1. (bookkeeping) to mark a bill or a debt record as "paid".
  2. [idiomatic] to terminate; to cancel (plans or expectations); to stop something once and for all

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Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

put paid to (something) to prevent a ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

put paid to Br.,Aus.ruin, finish completely (smth. such as an idea): The army today putpaidto the bionic fish Evening Standard., “ Corazzini” put paid to any ideas we might have had of taking advantage of the ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

paid-up adj having made all payments required, put paid to put an end to. pail(pcil)nabucket;its contents. < Old English page/. paln(pein)a1 bodily suffering caused by injury or disease.

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

put paid to The rain put paid to our plans for an enjoyable weekend (= put an end to). • pay noun a sum of money given for work or services. Word Family payment mum 1 ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

c put paid to to put a stop to something UK, 1919. c put yourself about 1 to get around and be seen. Originally police usage, now widespread probably as a result of television and film crime dramas.

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

To put paid to something such as a plan or scheme is to prevent it from being carried out. payable /"peiabal/ adjective 1 A sum of money is payable if it can or must be paid: The second instalment is payable on or before 1 July.

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