put the kibosh on

put the kibosh on someone or something

Fig. to squelch someone or something; to veto someone or someone's plans. I hate to put the kibosh on Randy, but he isn't doing what he is supposed to. Your comments put the kibosh on the whole project.
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put the kibosh on something

to prevent an activity from happening They had planned a two-day, 150-mile bike ride but bad weather put the kibosh on it.
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put the kibosh on something

  (old-fashioned, informal)
to prevent something that is planned from happening The rain put the kibosh on our plans for a picnic.
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put the kibosh on

Restrain or check something, as in The rain put the kibosh on our beach party, or The boss put the kibosh on the whole project. The word kibosh has been used in English since the first half of the 1800s and its origin is unknown.
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This go-round, the commander of the American Legion post that hosted the event put the kibosh on a woman about to ask it, telling her there could be no "political" questions asked in the hall because the Legion is supposedly a nonpolitical organization.
I'm sorry to put the kibosh on their nuptials, but I don't think killers - gay or straight - should be allowed to marry in jail.
Some Ohio hunters were all ready to take advantage of the state's Canada goose "beach seasons" over Labor Day, when government hacks put the kibosh on all the fun.
Tonight, more food-related violence ensues when Katie and Andy put the kibosh on her plans for a seductive dinner for two, right.
Tonight, more foodrelated violence ensues when Katie and Andy put the kibosh on her plans for a seductive dinner for two, pictured.
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That has put the kibosh on Bruce's plans to make the loan signings of Ghana pair John Mensah and Sulley Muntari and Egyyptian ace Ahmed Elmohomady permanent.
A judge just put the kibosh on Mocienne's request for DNA testing to prove Michael is her long lost daddy.
MARTIN Clunes - back soon as grumpy GP Martin Ellingham in ITV's Doc Martin - has put the kibosh on a proposed sequel to sitcom Men Behaving Badly.
And they might put the kibosh on any referendum on further powers for the Assembly.
You'll be so bummed about having to cough up your cash that you'll put the kibosh on the cursing.
The University of Delaware also stopped early admissions this year, while the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill put the kibosh on early decision in 2002.
The principal, Camille Pontillo, put the kibosh on it, as Jamie Malernee of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel first reported.
Gregory Lippe's accounting firm hasn't crunched numbers at the same clip since he put the kibosh on a weekly exercise class for his employees.
Suggs, 42, real name Graham McPherson, said: ``I went to Newtonmore and spent the show's pounds 500 budget in a bar then Billy did it on the BBC to put the kibosh on my show.