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The meaning of "pull the plug"

" Pull the plug "
Meaning:
Bring something to an end.
Example:
The new government prefer to spend on defence. They've pulled the plug on all new welfare spending.
Where did it originate?:
USA, early 20th century. The allusion was to pulling an electrical plug out of its socket.
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