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Meaning of “put sb out of their misery” in the English Dictionary

"put sb out of their misery" in British English

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put sb out of their misery

informal to ​stop someone ​worrying, usually by giving that ​personinformation that they have been ​waiting for: We ​try to put ​ourstudents out of ​their misery and give them ​theirexamresults as early as ​possible.
(Definition of put sb out of their misery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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