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Ways of telling someone to stop doing something

stop it/that

used for telling someone not to do something that they are doing

pack it in

used for telling someone to stop doing something that is annoying you

hands off

used for telling someone not to touch or take someone or something

cut it/that out

used for telling someone to stop doing something that you do not like

give it a rest

used for telling someone to stop saying or doing something that is annoying you

don’t bother

used for telling someone that they do not need to do something for you. You can also say this in a way that shows you think someone has not been very helpful

must you?

used for telling someone that what they are doing annoys you

hold it

used for telling someone not to move

the game is up

used for saying that the truth has been discovered, especially when someone has been doing something wrong and will have to stop

that’s enough

used for telling someone to stop behaving badly

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