give it a rest

idiom

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

Examples of give it a rest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior (Black), is called upon by destiny to … give it a rest already. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 10 Mar. 2024 Anyone holding grudges against SMU for turning in everybody who’d ratted them out in the ‘80s needs to give it a rest. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2023

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“Give it a rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20it%20a%20rest. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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