that will/should do it

idiom

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.

Examples of that will/should do it in a Sentence

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“That will/should do it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/that%20will%2Fshould%20do%20it. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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