pull the plug
phrasal 1. to disconnect a medical life-support system 2. to withdraw essential and especially financial support

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pull the plug — Ⅰ. pull the plug (on sth) ► to bring a business project, plan, etc. to an end, especially by taking away financial support: »We lost all the shares when the company s bankers pulled the plug in February 2011. »Plans to sell its property division… …   Financial and business terms

  • pull the plug — (on (something)) to stop something from continuing. The judge is threatening to pull the plug on TV coverage of the trial …   New idioms dictionary

  • pull the plug — If the plug is pulled on something like a project, it is terminated prematurely, often by stopping funding …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Pull the Plug — is an album by the Huntingtons self released by the band in 2005.Album InfoMike and Josh with acoustic guitars singing mostly Huntingtons tunes.Recorded June 12 14, 2005 at Mikey s Green Room Mixed and Messed with June 15 16, 2005 Engineered by M …   Wikipedia

  • pull the plug — verb prevent from happening or continuing The government pulled the plug on spending • Hypernyms: ↑discontinue, ↑stop, ↑cease, ↑give up, ↑quit, ↑lay off • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull the plug — 1) expose someone s secret activities The company decided to pull the plug on the salesman and tell everyone about his illegal sales methods. 2) quit a job He suddenly decided to pull the plug and is no longer here …   Idioms and examples

  • pull the plug — verb a) to unplug or cut power Shut off the machine and pull the plug. b) to cease to support; to halt He put an end to the loud music by pulling the plug …   Wiktionary

  • pull the plug — to do something which prevents an activity from continuing, especially to stop giving money. If the viewing figures drop much further, the TV company will pull the plug on the whole series. (often + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • pull the plug — vb to commit suicide. An unsentimental euphemism, from the colloquial sense of the phrase meaning to abort (a ven ture). ► Kathy was eleven when she pulled the plug, on 26 reds and a bottle of wine. (Lyrics to People who died , Jim Carrol, 1981) …   Contemporary slang

  • pull the plug — stop working on a project, not support any more, leave you in the lurch    When Zoe lied to Social Services they pulled the plug on her. They stopped paying her expenses …   English idioms

  • pull the plug — informal prevent something from happening or continuing. → pull …   English new terms dictionary

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