put the mockers on

put the mockers on
put the mockers on (slang)
To put an end to, put paid to
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Main Entry:mock

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put the mockers on phrase
to prevent something from happening, or to spoil someone’s plans
Thesaurus: to stop something from continuing or developingsynonym to prevent something from happeningsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: mockers

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  • put the mockers on something — put the ˈmockers on sth/sb idiom (BrE, informal) to stop sth from happening; to bring bad luck to sth/sb • We were going to have a barbecue but the rain put the mockers on that idea. Main entry: ↑mockers …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the mockers on somebody — put the ˈmockers on sth/sb idiom (BrE, informal) to stop sth from happening; to bring bad luck to sth/sb • We were going to have a barbecue but the rain put the mockers on that idea. Main entry: ↑mockers …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the mockers on Brit. — put the mockers on Brit. informal thwart or bring bad luck to. → mocks …   English new terms dictionary

  • put the mockers on — vb British to frustrate or jeopardise (someone s plans), to curse with bad luck. This old phrase was last popular in the 1960s, but is still heard occasionally. It almost certainly originates in the Yiddish mockers, meaning a curse or bad luck,… …   Contemporary slang

  • put the mockers on (something) — Vrb phrs. 1. To put a stop to (something). 2. To bring bad luck to (something) …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • put the mockers on (something) — Vrb phrs. 1. To put a stop to (something). 2. To bring bad luck to (something) …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • put the mockers on — to prevent something from happening, or to spoil someone s plans …   English dictionary

  • put the frighteners on (someone) — vb British to menace, threaten or intimidate (some one). An underworld and police expres sion employing a familiar form of words (as in put the bite/kybosh/mockers on) …   Contemporary slang

  • mockers on, put the —  Put an end or halt to (e.g. idea, plan). Cause interference with …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • mockers — UK [ˈmɒkə(r)z] US [ˈmɑkərz] noun british informal Phrase: put the mockers on …   Useful english dictionary

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