that will/should do it

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of that will/should do it

1 used in informal speech to tell someone that one does not want or need anything more
  • "Would you like anything else?" "No, that'll do it."
sometimes shortened to that will/should do
  • That should do, thanks.
2 used to say that one has finished doing something or is about to finish doing something.
  • I just have one more letter to sign and that should do it.

Word by Word Definitions

will play
  1. used to express futurity

  2. used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal

  3. used to express a command, exhortation, or injunction

  1. : a legal declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death

  2. : desire, wish: such as

  3. : disposition, inclination

  1. : to cause or change by an act of will

  2. : intend, purpose

  3. : decree, ordain

should play
  1. : past tense of shall

  2. used in auxiliary function to express condition

  3. used in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège


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