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kibosh

1. noun A stop to or a check on something. Used almost exclusively in the phrase "put the kibosh on (something)." The boss finally put the kibosh on our two-hour lunch meetings.
2. verb To put a stop to something or check it in some way. You'd better kibosh that nonsense before it gets you in trouble.

put the kibosh on (something)

To put a stop to something or check it in some way. The boss finally put the kibosh on our two-hour lunch meetings.
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put the kibosh on someone or something

Fig. to squelch someone or something; to veto someone or someone's plans. I hate to put the kibosh on Randy, but he isn't doing what he is supposed to. Your comments put the kibosh on the whole project.
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put the kibosh on

Restrain or check something, as in The rain put the kibosh on our beach party, or The boss put the kibosh on the whole project. The word kibosh has been used in English since the first half of the 1800s and its origin is unknown.
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put the kibosh on something

INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone or something puts the kibosh on something, they prevent it from happening, continuing, or being successful. The export boom has also put the kibosh on the old belief that our economy is relatively self-sufficient. He refused to lend them the paintings, effectively putting the kibosh on the gallery's plans for the exhibition. Note: The origin of this expression is uncertain, but some people think that `kibosh' may come from Yiddish.
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put the kibosh on

put an end to; thwart the plans of. informal
The meaning and origin of kibosh is uncertain. ‘Put the kye-bosk on her’ is used by ‘a pot-boy’ in Charles Dickens's Sketches by Boz ( 1836 ).
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put the ˈkibosh on something

(old-fashioned, informal) stop something from happening: Melissa’s parents put the kibosh on her plans for a big party at her house on her birthday.
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kibosh

(ˈkɑɪbɑʃ and kəˈbɑʃ)
1. tv. to end something; to squelch something. Please don’t try to kibosh the scheme this time.
2. n. the end; the final blow; the thing that terminates something. (see also put the kibosh on something.) They thought the kibosh was overdone.

put the kibosh on something

tv. to squelch something. The mayor put the kibosh on the whole deal.
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The principal, Camille Pontillo, put the kibosh on it, as Jamie Malernee of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel first reported.
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We laughed a lot over the years, Ron and I, even when I was putting the kibosh on one of his more acerbic visions.
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But Senate majority leader Tom Daschle has put the kibosh on the House plan, refusing to use it even as a point of negotiation.
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In May, a judge put the kibosh on the bovine behemoth, declaring that Kern County had not adequately considered its environmental impacts.
Jesus tried to put the kibosh on such thinking, replying "neither" when asked in John 9 whether a man's or his parents' sins caused him to be born blind, and "by no means" in response to speculation in Luke 13 about the guilt of the victims caught in local political savagery and architectural mishap.