give it a rest

Definition of give it a rest

informal

  1. —used to tell someone to stop talking about something Oh, give it a rest! I don't want to hear it.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

restplay
  1. :  repose, sleep

    :  a bodily state characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities

    :  freedom from activity or labor

  1. :  to get rest by lying down

    :  sleep

    :  to lie dead

  1. :  a projection or attachment on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor for supporting the butt of a lance

  1. :  something that remains over :  remainder


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