pull the plug on sth

pull the plug on sth
Ⅰ.
pull the plug (on sth)
to bring a business project, plan, etc. to an end, especially by taking away financial support: »

We lost all the shares when the company's bankers pulled the plug in February 2011.

»

Plans to sell its property division collapsed yesterday after the private equity group pulled the plug on a $50m management buyout.

Main Entry: plug
Ⅱ.
pull the plug on sth INFORMAL
to stop an activity from continuing: »

If costs rise any higher, we'll have to pull the plug on the whole project.

Main Entry: pull

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • pull the plug — Ⅰ. pull the plug (on sth) ► to bring a business project, plan, etc. to an end, especially by taking away financial support: »We lost all the shares when the company s bankers pulled the plug in February 2011. »Plans to sell its property division… …   Financial and business terms

  • pull the plug on somebody — pull the ˈplug on sb/sth idiom (informal) to put an end to sb s project, a plan, etc • The television company pulled the plug on the series after only five episodes. Main entry: ↑pullidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull the plug on something — pull the ˈplug on sb/sth idiom (informal) to put an end to sb s project, a plan, etc • The television company pulled the plug on the series after only five episodes. Main entry: ↑pullidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plug — A variable that handles financial slack in the financial plan. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. plug plug 1 [plʌg] noun [countable] 1. informal MARKETING an attempt to persuade people to …   Financial and business terms

  • plug — A variable that handles financial slack in the financial plan. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. plug plug 1 [plʌg] noun [countable] 1. informal MARKETING an attempt to persuade peop …   Financial and business terms

  • pull — Used in the context of general equities. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary See: cancel. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * pull pull [pʊl] verb pull in phrasal verb [transitive] 1. pull something → in informal to earn a large amount of money …   Financial and business terms

  • plug — plug1 S3 [plʌg] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(electricity)¦ 2¦(bath)¦ 3¦(advertisement)¦ 4¦(in an engine)¦ 5 pull the plug (on something) 6¦(to fill a hole)¦ 7¦(for holding screws)¦ 8¦(a piece of something)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pull — pull1 W1S1 [pul] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move something towards you)¦ 2¦(remove)¦ 3¦(make something follow you)¦ 4¦(take something out)¦ 5¦(clothing)¦ 6¦(move your body)¦ 7¦(muscle)¦ 8 pull strings 9 pull the/somebody s strings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plug — 1 noun (C) 1 ELECTRICITY a) a thing used for connecting a piece of electrical equipment to the main supply of electricity: a two pin plug b) BrE informal a piece of plastic, usually on a wall, where electrical equipment is connected to the main… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plug — [plʌg] noun [C] I 1) an object that is used for connecting a piece of equipment to an electricity supply 2) an attempt to make people interested in a book, film etc by talking about it in an enthusiastic way on a radio or television programme 3)… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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