kiss good-bye

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.
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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.
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you can kiss good-bye to cracked, chapped mouths and say hello to luscious lips with Lancome's new Aqua Fusion Lips.
The beads taste a little strange, but using them will kiss good-bye to cracks and flakes.
He began to explain to her just where that water would go, when she bent down, scooped up a handful, and blew it a kiss good-bye.
For if City continue in this vein, they can surely kiss good-bye to any hopes of automatic promotion, let alone any chance of making the play-offs.
Give them the kiss good-bye and wave as they leave.
Unless your government listens to what ordinary people are saying, you can kiss good-bye to Downing Street.
Rovers can just about kiss good-bye to their play-off hopes after this failure to grab all three points.
Continental needs those slots now and the route authority to fly there or we can kiss good-bye any real competition with the AA-BA alliance.
It was just a quick, little kiss good-bye, certainly not anything to upset Washington decorum.
Let's hope the fans won't be let down because if goals don't start being delivered soon, then the club can kiss good-bye to any hopes of a half- decent campaign.