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pull the plug

Vox populi
verb
(1) A popular term meaning to withdraw nutritional support and ventilation from a patient in a persistent vegetative states.
(2) In the common parlance, pulling the plug refers to the precipitate disruption of electron flow from a power grid to an electrical device in use or on standby, by abrupt application of a lateral counter-force from a mutually positioned female receptacle.

pull the plug

Medical ethics verb A popular term for withdrawing nutritional support and ventilation from a Pt in a persistent vegetative state. See De-escalate, End-of-life debate, Persistent vegetative state.
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My bill will go up by 34 per cent after August 1, and I intend to pull the plug.
The Premier League still need to ratify the deal today and make sure all of the paperwork was done before yesterday's 5pm deadline after Zenit St Petersburg's last-gasp dirty tricks threatened to pull the plug on the transfer.
ORGANISERS of an extreme sports and music festival were forced to pull the plug on this year's event due to poor ticket sales, it was revealed last night.
Four years ago, Darren Aronofsky (``Requiem for a Dream'') had to pull the plug on his epic adventure-romance ``The Fountain'' when Brad Pitt bailed just as filming was to begin.
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Beleaguered Partick Thistle face closure today if their creditors pull the plug at a crisis meeting.
The first move by T-Mobile and the recent success of E-Plus in Germany may have helped KPN take the decision to pull the plug on handset subsidies in The Netherlands.
But Zenit threatened to pull the plug at the last minute in frustration at Arsenal because the Gunners had won the game of brinkmanship and got Arshavin for half the original asking price.
Rather than pull the plug on this ``experimental program,'' earnest scam artist Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) decides to empower his fellow ne'er-do-wells, asking them what classes they'd like to take.
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And BBC bigwigs - who feared Scotland's soccer chiefs were set to pull the plug on the game - were thrilled.

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