blow somthing out of the water

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Hello Teachers,

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
and clarification


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.

thanks in advance
 

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koko said:
Hello Teachers,

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
and clarification


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.


It means:

Bucher resolved/ended that (matter). He destroyed the entire operation.
 

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'Blow something out of the water' is a strong idiom with the sense that Mike describes. ;-)
 

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War time expression. We are going to blow them out of the water. Sink the sub or ship. Utterly destroy.
 
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