Pull the plug

Do you know the English expression “to pull the plug”? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Kate: Is the city government going to build a new swimming pool?

Steve: No, the new mayor pulled the plug on it. He said it was too expensive.

Does it mean:

a) stop or cancel something

b) pull out the plug in a pool or bath

c) promote something

d) make something cheaper

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) stop or cancel something