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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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Other terms relating to 'business (related to)':

Definitions include: in marketing, a satisfied customer who tells others about his positive experience with products of a particular brand name.
Definitions include: the busy, hectic modern urban lifestyle.
Definitions include: a person attaches themselves to high profile task or project in order to enhance their own career.
Definitions include: "business".
Definitions include: more than ramen profitable.
Definitions include: money used to start a business.
Definitions include: to go free from a criminal charge.
Definitions include: workers.
Definitions include: an all-night period of awakedness to finish a task.
Definitions include: at a place of employment, to do little work while waiting for one's stock options to vest.
Definitions include: shortened form of "business."
Definitions include: a person hired for their expertise.
Definitions include: "executive."
Definitions include: speech commonly found in corporations, often filled with buzzwords, jargon, and "verbed" nouns.
Definitions include: a pejorative term for both the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), likening them to the mafia.

Other terms relating to 'to zip one's fly':

Definitions include: See barn door.
Definitions include: See barn door.

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Other terms relating to 'close':

Definitions include: in private.
Definitions include: To steal from, rip off.
Definitions include: to almost happen, but not.
Definitions include: See barn door.
Definitions include: guy who scores with lots of chicks
Definitions include: to join together for a common cause.
Definitions include: a person who stands uncomfortably close to others while talking.
Definitions include: to end.
Definitions include: to get a woman into the sack after chatting them up in a social setting.
Definitions include: secret or mostly secret.

Other terms relating to 'shop':

Definitions include: acronym for "best friends forever who eat out and go shopping a lot".
Definitions include: a place where people keep stolen cars and fix them up and then re-sell them.
Definitions include: police station.
Definitions include: to go from doctor to doctor to obtain prescriptions for pharmaceuticals.
Definitions include: a store that sells drug paraphernalia, such as bowls and bongs for marijuana smoking.
Definitions include: to set up one's workplace.
Definitions include: shortened form of "Photoshop".
Definitions include: acronym for "Too Embarrassed To Buy In The Shops".

Other terms relating to 'up':

Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: to misbehave.
Definitions include: acronym of "all fucked up."
Definitions include: well dressed, wearing makeup, etc.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: energetic due to consumption of a stimulant.
Definitions include: to increase.
Definitions include: to contribute one's share.
Definitions include: to mess up.
Definitions include: to make something like ass.
Definitions include: strange, stupid; "weird".
Definitions include: stupid.
Definitions include: strange / stupid.
Definitions include: to move away from.
Definitions include: to call someone to halt, particularly when the intention is to rob.

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