wave goodbye to (something)

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wave 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 wave goodbye to your brand new car, mister! After the final horse lost its race, I waved goodbye to all the money I'd won that day at the track. You do realize that you'll be waving goodbye to all the health insurance benefits the company has to offer if you decide to work as a freelancer?
See also: goodbye, wave
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Just three more months to go and we'll be waving good-bye to the year.
After ten years TV Britain is waving good-bye to its most famous houseshare.
Some 30 million Americans could potentially be waving good-bye to the swipe system this year and adopting a key fob or contactless credit card, up from about 9 million last year, according to David Robertson, publisher of The Nilson Report, a Carpinteria-based newsletter that tracks the credit card industry.
Tune in tonight for the first eviction and watch Davina McCall comfort the poor deluded loser who's waving good-bye to that 15 minutes of fame.
Since waving good-bye to Glendarroch after eight years as Trish McDonald, Natalie has gone on to star in Sunburn, London's Burning, Dream Team and massive daytime hit Doctors, in which she plays Dr Jude Carlyle.
15pm WAVING good-bye to Weatherfield for one night, Coronation Street soap stars transform themselves into some famous faces from the world of music.
Too many times I've considered it the latter while waving good-bye to my daughter.