i just came across this idiom when using Cobuild dictionary for idioms but the example they used i did
not understand it completly and need your assistance
the examople is :-
Bucher put paid to that. he below out whole operation out of the water.
what is meant by put paid and the whole example.
The idiom "put paid to" is chiefly British. It means "resolved" or "ended". The idiom "blew <something or someone> out of the water can mean:
1. shocked and surprised them
2. destroyed or beat them
The example should be:
Bucher put paid to that. He blew the whole operation out of the water.
Bucher resolved/ended that (matter). He destroyed the entire operation.