kiss goodbye


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kiss (someone or something) goodbye

1. Literally, to give one a kiss when parting. Hold up, come kiss your mother goodbye before you leave!
2. 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 kiss your brand new car goodbye, mister! After my horse lost in the final race, I kissed all the money I'd won that day at the track goodbye. You do realize that you'll be kissing all your benefits goodbye if you decide to work as a freelancer, right?
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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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Go blue, demand that the Prime Minister takes the lead in protecting the people of this beautiful planet and kiss goodbye to climate change.
The display at Tynecastle was utterly atrocious and there is no way Gers will be able to overcome the seven-point deficit on Celtic, so we can kiss goodbye to our championship aspirations.
HARLEQUINS can kiss goodbye to their European Cup ambitions this season after losing both legs to potential wooden spoonists Treviso.
He gave the girls a piggy-back ride and gave me a kiss goodbye,'' said Cohen's wife, Eva.
The banks are not going to kiss goodbye to pounds 9billion of profits.
The defender has called for his team-mates to turn Victoria Park into a fortress or they can kiss goodbye to their League and Bell's Cup hopes.
David Moyes' side had to win this game or kiss goodbye to the runners- up spot behind promoted Fulham.
By ALANA FEARON FASHIONISTAS might soon have to kiss goodbye to shopping trips to the States to bag the latest knock-off designer handbag - or face a spell in the slammer.
We need to start winning or we can kiss goodbye to hopes of a top five place and start worrying about survival.
Tessa and Greengrass kiss goodbye at the end of the episode.
I gave them a kiss goodbye and said, `I hope to see you again,' '' Johnny Blankenship, 33, recalled Monday in a phone interview from The Dalles, Ore.
Stone's a loser and Clegg can kiss goodbye to the outside chance of winning the seat by playing Pontius Pilate.
Lounging on a sofa shaped as a pair of red lips, she was supposed to encourage smokers to kiss goodbye to their last cigarette.
Fans leaving the Aud for the last time will raise one hand to their lips and kiss goodbye - and for some, good riddance - to another Great Depression project.
DODGY Dave can kiss goodbye to the votes of a BBC make-up lady and her hubby.