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pull the plug

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  1. pull the plugverb

    prevent from happening or continuing

    "The government pulled the plug on spending"


  1. pull the plugverb

    to unplug or cut power

  2. pull the plugverb

    to cease to support; to halt

  3. pull the plugverb

    to cease life support

  4. pull the plugverb

    to cease from production or publication.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pull the plug in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pull the plug in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pull the plug in a Sentence

  1. Nick Clegg:

    I would never recommend to the Liberal Democrats that we help establish a government which is basically on a life support system, where Alex Salmond could pull the plug any time he wants.

  2. Gero Farruggio:

    If they pull the plug on this, there's certainly questions if any project will go ahead in Australia.

  3. Rocco Grillo:

    It's not easy to just pull the plug.

  4. Alan Woodward:

    Once inside a network it seeks out and affects any susceptible computer it can find on the network, the only sensible way to tackle it is to 'pull the plug' so that it can't spread any more until you can isolate the affected machines and work out a remediation plan.

  5. Patrick Clawson:

    Khamenei could always pull the plug, it’s the Supreme Leader who matters, not the negotiators.

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