say goodbye to (someone or something)

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say goodbye to (someone or something)

1. Literally, to say "goodbye" to someone when parting. Say goodbye to your mother 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 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?
See also: goodbye, say

kiss/say goodˈbye to something


kiss something goodˈbye

(informal) give up hope of getting something that you want very much: You’ll have to say goodbye to your chances of becoming a doctor if you don’t pass the exams.After this letter from the bank, we can kiss goodbye to our trip to Australia.
See also: goodbye, kiss, say, something
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First of all, we said goodbye to Ari's other character and then we said goodbye to Mark," he told (http://ew.
THANKS to New Labour in London, Wales has said goodbye to two great Welsh regiments for one, also Wales will be saying goodbye to four individual Welsh police forces for one.
It's not like Craig Cieslik had problems with the way he said goodbye to Cleveland High of Reseda when he stepped down last month as football coach.
Unless you said goodbye to your (SAME NOUN), you and I could never be.
Oprah said goodbye to her show after 25 years of being on air on Wednesday April 25.
Brady said goodbye to his wife, Juanita, 9-year-old son and four grandchildren whom they take care of.