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beddy-bye

A baby-talk expression for going to sleep, or that it is time to go to sleep; bedtime. Aw, you're so sleepy, let's go beddy-bye!

by the by

Incidentally; on a side note; by the way. An interjection meant to casually introduce or emphasize additional information in the conversation. Sometimes, though less commonly, written as "by the bye." By the by, I remembered where I left my keys, in case you were wondering. Beckett was an amazing playwright. There's a lecture on his work tomorrow, by the by.

goodbye, cruel world

cliché An exclamation, note, or statement made immediately prior to one's death, especially by suicide. We felt as though we never had closure after Tom committed suicide. We never even knew he was contemplating taking his own life, and his note merely said "Goodbye, cruel world." The gunslinger lay on the ground, bleeding into the dust. "Goodbye, cruel world," he gasped with his last breath. And with that, he perished.
See also: cruel, world

say goodbye to (something)

To lose or end something, especially suddenly; to be forced to accept such a loss or end. You were caught drinking on school property? Well, you can say goodbye to your brand new car, mister! After the final horse lost its race, I said goodbye to all the money I'd won that day at the track. You do realize that you'll be saying goodbye to all the benefits the company has to offer if you decide to work as a freelancer?
See also: goodbye, say

wave goodbye to (something)

To lose or end something, especially suddenly; to be forced to accept such a loss or end. You were caught drinking on school property? Well, you can wave goodbye to your brand new car, mister! After the final horse lost its race, I waved goodbye to all the money I'd won that day at the track. You do realize that you'll be waving goodbye to all the health insurance benefits the company has to offer if you decide to work as a freelancer?
See also: goodbye, wave

Bye Felicia

slang A phrase typically used to dismiss an irritating person. It comes from the 1995 movie Friday, in which the character Felicia is generally regarded as an annoyance. There's no way I'm lending any more money, so bye Felicia.
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Good-bye and good riddance.

Cliché a phrase marking the departure of someone or something unwanted. Fred: Supposing I was to just walk out of here, just like that? Mary: I'd say good-bye and good riddance. As the garbage truck drove away, carrying the drab old chair that Mary hated so much, she said, "Good-bye and good riddance. "
See also: and, good, riddance

Good-bye for now.

 and (Good-bye) until next time.; Till next time.; Bye for now.; Till we meet again.; Until we meet again.
Good-bye, I'll see you soon.; Good-bye, I'll see you next time. (Often said by the host at the end of a radio or television program.) Alice: See you later. Good-bye for now. John: Bye, Alice. Mary: See you later. Bob: Good-bye for now. The host of the talk show always closed by saying, "Good-bye until next time. This is Wally Off, Slgning off."
See also: now

kiss something good-bye

to anticipate or experience the loss of something. If you leave your camera on a park bench, you can kiss it good-bye. You kissed your wallet good-bye when you left it in the store.
See also: kiss

See ya, bye-bye.

Inf. Bye. Bill: I have to be off. Bob: See ya, bye-bye. Mary: See ya, bye-bye. Sue: Toodle-oo.
See also: see

by the bye

Also, by the by. Incidentally, in passing, as in By the bye, my wife is coming too, or Exactly where do you live, by the by? The bye or second by in this term originally meant "a side path," whence the current sense of "off the track" or "of secondary importance." [Early 1500s] Also see by the way.
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kiss good-bye

Be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless, as in Now that both kids are sick, we'll have to kiss our vacation in Florida good-bye. This usage ironically alludes to a genuine good-bye kiss. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see kiss off, def. 2.
See also: kiss

Bye-bye, for now

and BBFN
phr. & comp. abb. Good-bye until next time. Gotta go. BBFN. See you on the flip side. Bye-bye, for now.
See also: now

kiss something good-bye

tv. to face and accept the loss of something. Well, you can kiss that 100 bucks good-bye.
See also: kiss
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In his first term at Oregon State, Riley's 1998 team had a bye before the Civil War game against Oregon.
The only real answer to a bye is winning the next game, then you don't have to worry about it, don't have to answer all the questions about it," Riley said.
Casting the net (or gloves) wider, India's Dinesh Karthik holds (or perhaps fumbles) the record, having kept wicket in 14 of his 21 Tests and let through 223 byes at 8.
That'll be England's batsman-wicketkeeper, Matt Prior, with 200 byes at 7.
Bernard; West Valley Christian at Viewpoint; Brethren Christian Academy, bye; La Salle, bye; Flintridge Prep at Cate; Windward, bye.
UCLA coach Bob Toledo believes the bye is an advantage for the Trojans - ``It's a huge thing in their favor'' - but the players aren't so sure.
The great debate at Spaulding and Howard Jones fields this week is the impact of USC's bye last Saturday.
It arrived two weeks too late, but come Saturday, the UCLA Bruins might be thankful for last weekend's bye.
In the last 20 years, the Bruins are 11-2-1 in games following bye weeks.
In 1997, Oregon was 4-4 when it came off a bye and shocked sixth-ranked Washington 31-28 on a late touchdown pass from Akili Smith to Patrick Johnson; without that upset, the Ducks wouldn't have become bowl eligible in a season that culminated in the Las Vegas Bowl.
While the bye in 1998 probably wasn't as crucial as Oregon came off the break to beat Washington State 51-29, the bye has been well-timed the past three seasons.
As one of Ireland's four European representatives along with Cork, Drogheda and Shelbourne, Stephen Kenny's Candy-stripes have been given a bye into the next round.
As one of Ireland's four European representatives along with Cork, Drogs and Shels, the Candys-tripes have been given a bye into the next round.
The Highlanders received a bye and meet the winner of the Marshall-Bell first-round match.
Pepperdine (14-15, 9-5) received a single bye to the tournament second round.