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beddy-bye

A baby-talk expression for going to sleep, or that it is time to go to sleep; bedtime. Aw, you're so sleepy, let's go beddy-bye!

by the by

Incidentally; on a side note; by the way. An interjection meant to casually introduce or emphasize additional information in the conversation. Sometimes, though less commonly, written as "by the bye." By the by, I remembered where I left my keys, in case you were wondering. Beckett was an amazing playwright. There's a lecture on his work tomorrow, by the by.
See also: by

goodbye, cruel world

cliché An exclamation, note, or statement made immediately prior to one's death, especially by suicide. We felt as though we never had closure after Tom committed suicide. We never even knew he was contemplating taking his own life, and his note merely said "Goodbye, cruel world." The gunslinger lay on the ground, bleeding into the dust. "Goodbye, cruel world," he gasped with his last breath. And with that, he perished.
See also: cruel, world

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

wave goodbye to (someone or something)

1. Literally, to wave to someone when parting. Wave goodbye to your friends, sweetie. They're at the window.
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 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

Bye Felicia

slang A phrase typically used to dismiss an irritating person. It comes from the 1995 movie Friday, in which the character Felicia is generally regarded as an annoyance. There's no way I'm lending you any more money, so bye Felicia.
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can kiss (something) goodbye

Can be assured of losing or having lost something, such as an opportunity or a physical object. This phrase usually suggests the speaker's frustration or disillusionment. Well, I can kiss that job goodbye—the interview was a total disaster. I have five roommates, so if you leave unlabeled food in the fridge, you can pretty much kiss it goodbye.
See also: can, goodbye, kiss

kiss (someone or something) goodbye

1. Literally, to give one a kiss when parting. Hold up, come kiss your mother goodbye 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 kiss your brand new car goodbye, mister! After my horse lost in the final race, I kissed all the money I'd won that day at the track goodbye. You do realize that you'll be kissing all your benefits goodbye if you decide to work as a freelancer, right?
See also: goodbye, kiss

kiss goodbye to (someone or something)

1. Literally, to give one a kiss when parting. Hold up, come kiss 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 kiss goodbye to your brand new car, mister! After my horse lost the final race, I kissed goodbye to all the money I'd won that day at the track. You do realize that you'll be kissing goodbye to all the benefits the company has to offer if you decide to work as a freelancer?
See also: goodbye, kiss

by the board

Having failed, gone to waste, or ceased to exist. (Alludes to people or things on a boat being washed overboard.) All our work and planning went by the board after our funding was pulled. It saddens me to think that printed media may go by the board, now that the Internet has become so ubiquitous.
See also: board, by

see ya (later)

Goodbye (for now); see you again soon. "Ya" is an informal spelling of "you." OK, I've got to go—see ya later! See ya, man. I had a really great time.
See also: see, YA

bye(-bye) for now

A casual valediction. OK, it's past my bedtime. Bye-bye for now!
See also: now

good-bye and good riddance

Said when one is pleased about the end or departure of someone or something. Well, I didn't want to talk to you anyway, so good-bye and good riddance! A lot of voters are prepared to say "good-bye and good riddance" to her at the end of her term.
See also: and, good, riddance

goodbye for now

A casual valediction. OK, it's past my bedtime. Good-bye for now. Good-bye for now, folks. Have a good night.
See also: goodbye, now

(goodbye) until next time

A casual valediction. OK, it's past my bedtime. Good-bye until next time. Until next time, folks. Have a good night.
See also: next, time, until

Good-bye and good riddance.

Cliché a phrase marking the departure of someone or something unwanted. Fred: Supposing I was to just walk out of here, just like that? Mary: I'd say good-bye and good riddance. As the garbage truck drove away, carrying the drab old chair that Mary hated so much, she said, "Good-bye and good riddance. "
See also: and, good, riddance

Good-bye for now.

 and (Good-bye) until next time.; Till next time.; Bye for now.; Till we meet again.; Until we meet again.
Good-bye, I'll see you soon.; Good-bye, I'll see you next time. (Often said by the host at the end of a radio or television program.) Alice: See you later. Good-bye for now. John: Bye, Alice. Mary: See you later. Bob: Good-bye for now. The host of the talk show always closed by saying, "Good-bye until next time. This is Wally Off, Slgning off."
See also: now

kiss something good-bye

to anticipate or experience the loss of something. If you leave your camera on a park bench, you can kiss it good-bye. You kissed your wallet good-bye when you left it in the store.
See also: kiss

See ya, bye-bye.

Inf. Bye. Bill: I have to be off. Bob: See ya, bye-bye. Mary: See ya, bye-bye. Sue: Toodle-oo.
See also: see

by the board

Fallen out of use, discarded. This expression usually is put as go by the board, as in With all the crime around here, the practice of leaving the house unlocked has gone by the board . The board here is the board of a ship, and the expression has been used since about 1630 to signify something that has fallen overboard and been carried away. [Mid-1800s]
See also: board, by

by the bye

Also, by the by. Incidentally, in passing, as in By the bye, my wife is coming too, or Exactly where do you live, by the by? The bye or second by in this term originally meant "a side path," whence the current sense of "off the track" or "of secondary importance." [Early 1500s] Also see by the way.
See also: by, bye

kiss good-bye

Be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless, as in Now that both kids are sick, we'll have to kiss our vacation in Florida good-bye. This usage ironically alludes to a genuine good-bye kiss. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see kiss off, def. 2.
See also: kiss

by the by (or bye)

incidentally; parenthetically.
See also: by

Bye-bye, for now

and BBFN
phr. & comp. abb. Good-bye until next time. Gotta go. BBFN. See you on the flip side. Bye-bye, for now.
See also: now

kiss something good-bye

tv. to face and accept the loss of something. Well, you can kiss that 100 bucks good-bye.
See also: kiss, something

by the by/bye

By the way, incidentally, as in “By the by, I saw your brother there as well.” The second by or bye in this archaic-sounding cliché originally denoted a side path, whence the current sense of “in passing.”
See also: by, bye
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