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noun [C]     /wɔːl/
go to the wall UK informal if a business goes to the wall, it goes bankrupt: After twelve months of big losses, the company went to the wall. → See also Chinese wall, hit the wall, party wall
(Definition of wall noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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