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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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Jahn's rendering of 50 West Street and developer Francis GreenburgerDeveloper Francis Greenburger's Time Equities is putting the kibosh on speculation that a revival of its planned, Helmut Jahn-designed 50 West Street tower is imminent.
MUCH hullabaloo in the Senedd last week, as Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan was accused of attempting to put the kibosh on Health Minister Edwina Hart's attempts to introduce so-called opt-out organ donation.
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The principal, Camille Pontillo, put the kibosh on it, as Jamie Malernee of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel first reported.
'I'm afraid that will put the kibosh on Father Christmas - unless the children visit me in hospital instead.'
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Suggs, 42, real name Graham McPherson, said: ``I went to Newtonmore and spent the show's pounds 500 budget in a bar then Billy did it on the BBC to put the kibosh on my show.''
We laughed a lot over the years, Ron and I, even when I was putting the kibosh on one of his more acerbic visions.