Meaning of put something to bed in English:

put something to bed


  • 1informal Make a newspaper or book ready for press.

    ‘the newspaper will often be put to bed the day before the publication date’
    • ‘The vast amount of our usage is not taken from the paper, it's content we produce once the newspaper is put to bed.’
    • ‘The news was one of two late good news breaks about the health service as we put the newspaper to bed on Thursday afternoon.’
    • ‘Eventually it was done, the paper was put to bed, set up on the printing press and rolled out for dispatch.’
    • ‘The key match finished well beyond the time most papers are put to bed.’
    • ‘He catches the cramped, grotty frisson of the reporters' room, the professionalism instilled by hard-nosed old hands in the game, the lure of the bars when the final edition had been put to bed.’
    • ‘It didn't matter how close to putting the paper to bed, if it was a story she really needed she would wait right through to the end, but she would be a very cross lady.’
    • ‘It all began after I stopped by the pub after putting the paper to bed on new year's eve to share a shandy with the troops.’
    • ‘They'd found out at night, just as they were putting the paper to bed, and included as much relevant information as they could confirm at the time.’
    • ‘Got a long day tomorrow; I'm putting a magazine to bed.’
    • ‘Everywhere around me, the editorial staff were putting the magazine to bed.’
    1. 1.1Deal with something conclusively.
      ‘I hope that puts to bed all the nonsense’
      • ‘Now Sinn Fein's Eamonn McConvey is demanding the the issue is ' put to bed '.’
      • ‘Everywhere around me, the editorial staff were putting the magazine to bed.’
      • ‘Managed to make some headway on putting the garden to bed for the winter too.’
      • ‘With all due respect, I just want to put that argument to bed.’
      • ‘Sources close to the government said that Martin Cullen, the transport minister, is determined to put the terminal issue to bed.’
      • ‘They want to see this case put to bed.’
      • ‘He confirmed however that by the time the redundancy package is put to bed up to 1,500 jobs will have been axed.’
      • ‘I can now at least put one major issue to bed.’
      • ‘With that rant put to bed, lets talk about more important things, like the game itself.’
      • ‘The nuclear option is by no means put to bed.’