close\ up\ shop

v. phr.
1. To shut a store at the end of a day's business, also, to end a business.

The grocer closes up shop at 5 o'clock.

After 15 years in business at the same spot, the garage closed up shop.

2. informal To stop some activity; finish what you are doing.

After camping out for two weeks, the scouts took down their tents and closed up shop.

The committee finished its business and closed up shop.

Compare: call it a day

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  • close up shop — {v. phr.} 1. To shut a store at the end of a day s business, also, to end a business. * /The grocer closes up shop at 5 o clock./ * /After 15 years in business at the same spot, the garage closed up shop./ 2. {informal} To stop some activity;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • close up shop — “ phrasal 1. : to shut up shop 2. : to cease all activities * * * I see shop II close (or shut) up shop cease business or operation, either temporarily or permanently the cafes must shut up shop by July 22 …   Useful english dictionary

  • close up shop — to stop doing business. Poulin says high taxes and global competition have forced him to close up shop. Opposite of: set up shop …   New idioms dictionary

  • close up shop — verb To stop what one is doing, especially the context of a business. Schwartz’s Yiddish Art Theater closed up shop in the early 1950s, but show business carries on: the site is now a multiplex. [ …   Wiktionary

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  • shop — shop1 [ ʃap ] noun ** 1. ) count a place where you buy things or where you pay for a service: STORE: We ate lunch at a little coffee shop. a copy/barber/pawn shop: I need to go to the pawn shop and to get my watch back. a ) only before noun… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shop — noun (esp. BrE) ⇨ See also ↑store ADJECTIVE ▪ corner (BrE), local, village ▪ high street (BrE) ▪ busy ▪ exclusive …   Collocations dictionary

  • shop — shop1 W1S1 [ʃɔp US ʃa:p] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(place where you buy things)¦ 2¦(place which makes/repairs things)¦ 3¦(school subject)¦ 4 set up shop 5 shut up shop 6 talk shop 7 all over the shop 8¦(go shopping)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shop — 1 noun 1 PLACE WHERE YOU BUY THINGS (C) a) BrE a building or part of a building where things are sold to the public; store AmE: The shops in town close at 5.30. | toy shop/pet shop etc: Have you seen that new shoe shop? b) a small shop that sells …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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