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(goodbye) till later

A casual valediction to someone whom one will see again later. OK, it's past my bedtime. Goodbye till later. Goodbye till later now, folks. Have a good night.
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(goodbye) till then

A casual valediction to someone whom one will see again at some later point. See you at breakfast tomorrow, right? Goodbye till then.
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(goodbye) until later

A casual valediction to someone whom one will see again later. OK, it's past my bedtime. Until later. goodbye until later now, folks. Have a good night.
See also: later, until

(goodbye) until next time

A casual valediction to someone whom one will see again at some later point. It was great to see you. Goodbye until next time! Until next time, folks. Have a good night.
See also: next, time, until

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

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: for, goodbye, now

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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kiss (someone or something) goodbye

1. To give someone a kiss when parting. 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?
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kiss goodbye to (someone or something)

1. Literally, to give someone a kiss when parting. 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, to

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, to

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, to, wave
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: goodbye, kiss, something, to
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

kiss something goodbye (or kiss goodbye to something)

accept the certain loss of something. informal
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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.
See also: goodbye, kiss, say, something, to
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

kiss goodbye

Informal To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless: She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.
See also: goodbye, kiss
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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But as I traced the cross I remembered other times I had touched this friend--the handshake at our meeting, an embrace at the sign of peace, a final goodbye the last time I saw him.
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Whether it is moving from primary to secondary or going from secondary to college or from college to the big wide world, it is a time for goodbyes to classmates and teachers.