shut up shop

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Definition of shut up shop

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 22 Sep. 2020.

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