Useful Idioms – part 9

(1) Put paid to = destroy or finish something  ; stop abruptly.

  • A massive heart attack put paid to his aspiration to become a Carnatic musician.
  • A spinal operation put paid to her career as a ballet dancer.
  • A knee injury has put paid to her chances of getting into final.


(2) Dead end job = A job in which there is little or no chance of career development or advancement into a higher paid position.

  • He had quite a dead-end job as a manager in a small establishment.
  • Having no enthusiasm to get and go to work is a clear sign you are in a dead end job.

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