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Definition of "pull the plug" [pull the plug]

  • To unplug or cut power (verb)
  • (idiomatic) to cease to support; to halt (verb)
  • To cease or turn off life support (verb)
  • (idiomatic) to cease from production or publication. (verb)

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Use "pull the plug" in a sentence
  • "He had to force himself to look away from all that, from what it made him want to do, because they now had forty-three minutes to get up four more levels, pull the plug on station defenses, and get back down to the Pandea before alarms started wailing."
  • "When I speak daily with Kevin on the phone he assures me that neither he nor his courageous colleagues in the new bunker-like compound next to the Canal Hotel want to pull the plug and leave."
  • "It was getting to be a common sight in transitoriums all over the country: Dying patients cheerfully egging the nurses on to pull the plug and let them die."