say goodbye to (someone or something)

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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

kiss/say goodˈbye to something


kiss something goodˈbye

(informal) give up hope of getting something that you want very much: You’ll have to say goodbye to your chances of becoming a doctor if you don’t pass the exams.After this letter from the bank, we can kiss goodbye to our trip to Australia.
See also: goodbye, kiss, say, something
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Orphan Black" executive producer John Fawcett admitted that it was difficult to say goodbye to Millen since they just bid farewell to Kennedy in the previous week.
She added: "They left Castleknock [Dublin] there about 1pm so I drove up there to say goodbye to him and to wish him well.
That means many of those who have lost loved ones will not even have the chance to say goodbye at the graveside.
Nursery nurse Erin Ford, who cared for Luca when he attended the nursery, said: "We only knew him for a short while and we wanted to say goodbye by letting off the balloons.
Ella, of Tetney, Lincs, said: "I didn't want to be around the hospital because it scared me but I regret that now because I never got to say goodbye.
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, paid a visit to the IMF's Washington headquarters to say goodbye to staffers and to have a short meeting with his replacement, Christine Lagarde.
was leaving on holidayEoACA* on his way to the airport, he phoned his ex-roommate to say goodbye.
13, 2011, SPA -- Saudi Arabia&'s national team was the first to say goodbye to the Asia 15th Soccer finals in Qatar after its loss to Jordan 0 - 1 today at Al-Rayan Stadium in the Qatari capital of Doha within the second round of Group B, its second consecutive.
Christa Holder Ocker her sister Rosel and her mother say goodbye auf wiedersehen over and over during the fall of the Third Reich.
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Some don't want to say goodbye at the cemetery, says Veit Brimer, chairman of Swiss-based Algordanza, which means remembrance.
2m drugs bust, as they say goodbye to their children.
Soon you may be able to say goodbye to the mist that covers eyeglasses when it's warm and steamy.