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English definition of “lay the ghost of sth (to rest)”

lay the ghost of sth (to rest)

to finally stop being worried or upset about something that has worried or upset you for a long time: With one stunning performance, Chelsea have laid to rest the ghost of their humiliating defeat at Old Trafford last season.Causing something to endComing to an end
(Definition of lay the ghost of sth (to rest) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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