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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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 the final horse lost its 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?
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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 the final horse lost its 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?
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kiss goodbye to something

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say goodbye to something

COMMON If you have to kiss goodbye to or say goodbye to something good, you have to accept the fact that you will stop having it or will never have it After my injury, I felt sure I'd have to kiss goodbye to my dancing career. If he loses this match, he can say goodbye to his dreams of being world champion.
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kiss something goodbye (or kiss goodbye to something)

accept the certain loss of something. informal
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kiss/say goodˈbye to something

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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.
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kiss goodbye

Informal To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless: She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.
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Instead, they are back in their neighborhood, waving goodbye to firefighters from all over Southern California rolling up hoses and pulling out for home in their trucks after winning another one.
Waving goodbye to them, and walking back inside homes most of these people thought they would never see again.
Councillors should think very carefully before accepting golden goodbyes.
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He called the week before Christmas, and we had no idea he was saying goodbye.
It was a pretty emotional goodbye as I left to get ready for the operation,'' Janie would say later.
Tell them how she always wished she had had a chance to visit the cemetery where he was buried, and say a formal goodbye.
GOODBYE HUG: Megan Ashbourne, 4, says goodbye to dad Mark; OFF ON ACTIVE SERVICE: (Front, from left) L Cpl Lee Bates, Cfn David Peterson, Cfn Mark Ashbourne, Asm Courtney Richards and (back) Cpl Doug James, Sgt Chris Hall, SSgt Steve Ward, Cpl John Mitcalf, L Cpl Carl Shankland and Cpl Dave Pearson
Mike Quinn said goodbye to a place where he said he enjoyed saying hello to the residents for four years.
Among other honors, The Year of Goodbyes is a Parents' Choice Award winner, Sydney Taylor Notable Book, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book.
LYNN Franks became the third star to crash out of the show last night - and was furious when some campmates blanked her during the goodbyes.
Goodbye to Big Al, goodbye to Mike Parker and now goodbye to Byker Grove.
The event kicked off with director general Alan Tort saying a fond goodbye to Chris Morgan, former customer relations director of Cadbury.
Melbourne, Feb 23 (ANI): Aussie model Lara Bingle has said goodbye to her alleged new flame Jason Derulo after they met up in London.