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
References in classic literature ?
Come and breakfast with us to-morrow morning, and say good-bye to your mother and sister before you start.
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.
I guess I'll say good-bye to your cat next time I visit," said Lily and Mom got into the car.
If one knows that the mandate of these MPs will end 14 to 15 months earlier, it seems that the MPs will say good-bye to their parliamentary seats and lose around 30,000 euro.
After her sentence was read to her, When asked the Court if she could say good-bye to her mother.
Celebrated on December 28, 'Good Riddance Day' gave people the chance to say good-bye to all the bad things that happened through the year, like annoying boyfriends, bad financial decisions and losing sports teams.
With the guidance of their teacher, the students are encouraged to find ways to say good-bye to Baby Max through the use of common rituals that appropriately cope with death.
Kardashian Joins the NIVEA "Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini Challenge" and Inspires Others to Say Good-bye to Their Cellulite and Feel Better in Their Bikinis Just In Time For Memorial Day Weekend
Then, later that same day, we rearranged the leftover petit fours, put out more cucumber sandwiches, strawberries and powdered sugar, and dumped another pint of chocolate ice cream into the punch so that my sister and I could say good-bye to our neighborhood friends, whose chins barely reached the edge of the table as we filled our plates.
We never got to close the show, we never got to say good-bye to ourselves or the public.
O'Kelly devotes himself to living in the present moment while arranging to say good-bye to those important to him.