give it a rest

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Definition of give it a rest

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

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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 19 Sep. 2021.

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