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Judas kiss

A traitorous action disguised as a show of affection. The phrase alludes to the Biblical account of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas, who kissed Jesus to identify him to the authorities arresting him. Don't try to be my friend now, it's just a Judas kiss! I know you're trying to get more information out of me so you can report it to the headmaster!
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kiss of death

An action, event, or association that causes inevitable ruin or failure. An allusion to Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Jesus Christ, during which Judas kissed Jesus as a way of identifying him to those who would put him to death. The company's connection to the disgraced media mogul will likely prove to be its kiss of death. The president refused to stand by the senator during the crisis—essentially giving him the kiss of death.
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kiss of death

An action or relationship that is ultimately ruinous. For example, Some regard a royal divorce as a kiss of death to the monarchy. This term alludes to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, who kissed him as a way of identifying him to the soldiers who came to arrest him (Matthew 26: 47-49). It dates only from about 1940 but was previously called a Judas kiss.
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a Judas kiss

an act of betrayal, especially one disguised as a gesture of friendship.
Judas Iscariot was the disciple who betrayed Jesus to the authorities in return for thirty pieces of silver: ‘And he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast’ (Matthew 26:48).
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kiss of death

an action or event that causes certain failure for an enterprise.
This expression may refer to the kiss of betrayal given by Judas Iscariot to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:48–9).
1998 Spectator I commend the Commission's recent Green Paper and its efforts to introduce an enlightened, evolutionary discussion—although I hope my saying so will not be the kiss of death.
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kiss of death

n. the direct cause of the end of someone or something. Your attitude was the kiss of death for your employment here.
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I want everyone to know that it's vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band -- it's simply that my role has changed," he wrote in a statement.
I hate to see you being a Jesus Christ, only to discover in the end that you are the Judas that I have also been looking for,' Duterte said.
En 1963, Rafael Vazquez Zamora, jurado del Premio Nadal de novela, resalta: "La version de un Judas como victima no es nueva [.
but, keeping I kid you not, as Judas walked through the door I heard him say, "What a pro, Razor.
Firmada el 24 de marzo de 1865, la orden no dejaba hueco alguno a la interpretacion: "Se prohibe la quema de cohetes de ninguna clase en la capital; asimismo la venta de efigies conocidas con el nombre de Judas, bajo pena de 25 pesos de multa o la perdida del efecto".
In an era dominated by the progressive rock of artists like Emerson Lake and Palmer, Judas Priest formed in 1969 and predated punk rock, following instead the path of fellow U.
The journeys the shattered Judas takes through the old city are the ones I myself took through Jerusalem's narrow streets, full of managed but mangy colonies of cats.
En todo caso, me gustaria remitir a un breve pero claro e incisivo libro de Tom Wright, Judas and the Gospel of Jesus, de 2006, publicado en castellano por la editorial DDB, en 2008, con el titulo Judas y el evangelio de Jesus.
The musical dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate and his Crucifixion.
Barabe, a senior research microscopist at McCrone Associates, asserted that if they hadn't found a Louvre study of Egyptian wedding and land contracts, which were from the same time period and had ink similar to that used to record the Gospel of Judas, they would have had a much more difficult time discerning whether the gospel was authentic.
Judas and Jesus appear to be close friends as their heads touch and Judas familiarly rests a hand on Jesus.
20 -- Number 13 stands damned for millenniums because the Last Supper where Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscariot was a group of 13.
Unlikely as it may seem, Eva Duarte de Peron continually came to mind while I was reading Richard Walsh's book, Three Versions of Judas, which I hasten to say, overtly has nothing to do with the Argentine icon.
Este baralho embaralhado se entrelaca a trama textual nao apenas abrindo capitulos--conforme salienta Nejar (2011)--e indiciando caracteristicas dos seres ficcionais e suas acoes, mas como parte integrante do proprio texto, conferindo-lhe sentido, sobretudo atraves das leituras iconograficas realizadas por Judas, o bruxo, e pelo leitor/pesquisador.