One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cancel an event or agreement.‘they held a ballot on whether to call off industrial action’
cancel, abandon, shelve, scrap, drop, mothballView synonyms
- ‘They were surprised to find that the strike had been called off and that an agreement had been struck supporting a two-tier wage.’
- ‘But the final deal was never done and last month negotiations were called off.’
- ‘An Army spokesman said that due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ the event had been called off indefinitely.’
- ‘But their protest was called off while they waited on the results of negotiations with the union representative at Fawley.’
- ‘Within hours of calling off the deal, however, he was working to make the same idea happen, this time as a private company.’
- ‘Jack momentarily considers calling off the wedding but eventually slinks back to LA with his tail between his legs.’
- ‘The firm called off takeover talks last November because the price discussed was not satisfactory.’
- ‘As the friends argue, other problems surface: Ian's doubts about his impending wedding, which his friends urge him to call off.’
- ‘Unfortunately, we had a lot of bad weather recently and an extraordinary amount of games were called off.’
- ‘Just four days before the event was due to take place the Village Business Association called it off.’
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