Meaning of “pull the plug” in the English Dictionary

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"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 viewing figures drop much more, the TV network will probably pull the plug on the whole series.

(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 network pulled the plug on the show after three weeks.

(Definition of “pull the plug” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)