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English definition of “shut up shop”

shut up shop

UK (US close up shop)
to end an activity, usually a business activity, either temporarily or permanently: Many companies are considering shutting up shop in this country and transferring production to low wage economies.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
(Definition of shut up shop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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