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Meaning of “pull the plug” in the English Dictionary

"pull the plug" in British English

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pull the plug

to do something that ​prevents an ​activity from ​continuing, ​especially by no ​longer giving ​money to ​support it: If the ​viewingfiguresdrop much more, the TV ​network will ​probably pull the ​plug on the ​wholeseries.
(Definition of pull the plug from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pull the plug" in American English

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pull the plug

to ​stop something from ​continuing: The ​networkpulled the ​plug on the show after three ​weeks.
(Definition of pull the plug from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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