Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):
Translation / meaning:
lit: to put a cross
to put an end, to finish with something, to “bury” it in figurative sense
- Женитьба и маленькие дети поставили крест на его занятиях экстремальным спортом.The marriage and small children put an end to his extreme sports activities.
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