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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.
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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?
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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?
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you can kiss something goodbye

also you can say goodbye to something
you will not get something back If you don't close your purse, you can kiss that money goodbye. If we allow these regulations to become law, you can kiss sidewalk food carts goodbye. You can say goodbye to your job if we don't get that contract.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of kiss someone goodbye (to press your lips against someone else's when you are leaving them)
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kiss something goodbye

also kiss goodbye something
1. to lose something If you lend him money, you should just kiss it goodbye.
2. to end something We began to argue all the time, so I kissed another relationship goodbye. You can kiss goodbye any hopes you had of winning the lottery.
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kiss/say/wave goodbye to something

if you say goodbye to something, you accept that you will not have it any more or that you will not get it You can say goodbye to your £10. Tom never repays his debts.
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kiss goodbye

Informal To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless: She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.
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Instead, they are back in their neighborhood, waving goodbye to firefighters from all over Southern California rolling up hoses and pulling out for home in their trucks after winning another one.
Waving goodbye to them, and walking back inside homes most of these people thought they would never see again.
Councillors should think very carefully before accepting golden goodbyes.
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SCHOOL'S nearly out for summer - and thousands of youngsters are preparing to say goodbye to their school for the last time.
He called the week before Christmas, and we had no idea he was saying goodbye.
It was a pretty emotional goodbye as I left to get ready for the operation,'' Janie would say later.
Tell them how she always wished she had had a chance to visit the cemetery where he was buried, and say a formal goodbye.
GOODBYE HUG: Megan Ashbourne, 4, says goodbye to dad Mark; OFF ON ACTIVE SERVICE: (Front, from left) L Cpl Lee Bates, Cfn David Peterson, Cfn Mark Ashbourne, Asm Courtney Richards and (back) Cpl Doug James, Sgt Chris Hall, SSgt Steve Ward, Cpl John Mitcalf, L Cpl Carl Shankland and Cpl Dave Pearson
Mike Quinn said goodbye to a place where he said he enjoyed saying hello to the residents for four years.
Among other honors, The Year of Goodbyes is a Parents' Choice Award winner, Sydney Taylor Notable Book, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book.
LYNN Franks became the third star to crash out of the show last night - and was furious when some campmates blanked her during the goodbyes.
Goodbye to Big Al, goodbye to Mike Parker and now goodbye to Byker Grove.
The event kicked off with director general Alan Tort saying a fond goodbye to Chris Morgan, former customer relations director of Cadbury.
Melbourne, Feb 23 (ANI): Aussie model Lara Bingle has said goodbye to her alleged new flame Jason Derulo after they met up in London.