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Definition of close up shop

close up shop

verb

  • to "close" any location. For example, if one has people over at one's house, one could encourage visitors to leave by saying,
    I'm tired, so I think I'm going to close up shop.

    Last edited on Dec 31 2010. Submitted by Kevin H. from Cedar Rapids, IA, USA on Nov 29 2001.

  • to zip the zipper on one's pants.
    Hey, you need to close up shop.

    Last edited on Nov 29 2001. Submitted by Kevin H. from Cedar Rapids, IA, USA on Nov 29 2001.

  • to close one's place of business for the night.
                          

                                                                         

    Citation from "Acid Queen", Reaper (TV), Season 1 Episode 13 (2008) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 31 2010. Submitted by Kevin H. from Cedar Rapids, IA, USA on Nov 29 2001.

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