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To pack up shop

what does that mean - To pack up shop ?

- Logan! There you are!
- Hey Art... Glad you caught me... I was just packing up shop.
- I was almost out the door too...

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    "To pack up shop" means "to prepare to leave".

    Think about an owner of a shop (i.e. a store) who intends to close his business and move it to a new address. It would be foolish for him to leave his merchandise, cash register, signs, and other business items in the shop he is leaving, so he must "pack up" these items in order to transport them to their new location.

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