say goodbye to (something)

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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?
See also: goodbye, say
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Come and breakfast with us to-morrow morning, and say good-bye to your mother and sister before you start.
Go and say good-bye to Miss Watkin, and we'll go home.
I don't want to say good-bye," he answered, instinctively anxious to hide his tears.
My OWN DARLING FRIEND:--WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS my feelings over not being able to go up this morning to say good-bye to one I so FONDLY ADORE.
Godfrey himself knocked at the door to say good-bye, and was followed in by Mr.
When she gave me one cold parting kiss upon my forehead, like a thaw-drop from the stone porch--it was a very frosty day--I felt so miserable and self-reproachful that I clung to her and told her it was my fault, I knew, that she could say good-bye so easily!
When every minute added to the proofs of love and kindness that were given me in those five days, and when at last the morning came and when they took me through all the rooms that I might see them for the last time, and when some cried, "Esther, dear, say good-bye to me here at my bedside, where you first spoke so kindly to me
Rearranging my collar, which, truth to say, ought to have been a round one above a short jacket, but was not, I observed felicitously that I had come to say good-bye, being ready to go off to sea that very night with the Tremolino.
No sort of necessity," she thought, "for a man to come and say good-bye to the woman he loves, for whom he was ready to ruin himself, and has ruined himself, and who cannot live without him.
I was afraid you were going to say good-bye to some of your friends-- to Tom Hardy, who gave you that hideous pipe, or Ned Langton, who makes fun of you for smoking it.
So now, we do not say good-bye only to jobs, a safe haven for the students, but we say good-bye to where a different way of thinking was born and ultimately perfected, that people are not defined by their disabilities but rather their abilities.
When England and New Zealand launch the Test summer next week, the Bears will pretty much say good-bye to Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott for the year.
Erdoy-an added: "If we get into the SCO, we will say good-bye to the European Union.
Hussain asserted that the only way out of the scourge of militancy is to say good-bye to American friendship.
Today Bluebirds fans say good-bye to Eddie, along with his former players and, of course, his family at the Cardiff City Stadium and it promises to be an emotional occasion.