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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.
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?
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?
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. "
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 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.
See also: 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.
Bye-bye, for nowand 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.