kibosh

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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 impede, spoil, or prevent something from happening or continuing. News of unrest in the area really put the kibosh on our plans to vacation there. The manager put the kibosh on our staff party, saying it would cost too much.
See also: kibosh, on, put

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.
See also: kibosh, on, put

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.
See also: kibosh, on, put, something

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.
See also: kibosh, on, put, something
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Plans for the mayor's office to take over fire services in the West Midlands appear to have hit the buffers after council leaders kiboshed the move.
LANCASHIRE have kiboshed any chance of James Anderson turning out for Surrey this summer by arranging a special match for him to return from injury.
Mr Kirby's pay package emerged as the Post disclosed that an estimated 7,000 jobs in one of the city's most deprived areas at the former LDV site in Washwood Heath have been kiboshed indefinitely by HS2.
They gave Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin a grilling in the House of Commons, until he complained he had been "kiboshed" by a "Birmingham mafia".
* Chas Freemanthe former diplomat whose appointment was famously kiboshed due to, among other factors, his feelings toward Israelargues that the WikiLeaks show Israel and the Arab countries more at odds than in sync on the Iranian question.
Lingfield's afternoon meeting was kiboshed after four inches of overnight snow and today's meeting needs to pass a6.30am check.
Tory MP Peter Mercer's career was effectively kiboshed last week by David Cameron for no other reason than he told the truth.
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