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shut up shop

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Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.
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Verb

to shut up shop

  1. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To bat defensively in the last innings of a match in order to force a draw when winning is not possible.
  2. (intransitive, UK) To close up shop; to end a business activity.
    This company decided to shut up shop in this country and move to America, where corporate taxes are lower.

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