shut up shop

idiom

British
: to go out of business forever or to stop performing all services or activities for a period of time
Rather than shutting up shop entirely, the company laid off half of its workers.
The store has already shut up shop for the day.

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“Shut up shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shut%20up%20shop. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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