can it

idiom

US, informal
: to stop talking : to shut up
I wish you'd just can it!

Examples of can it in a Sentence

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“Can it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can%20it. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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