kiss good-bye

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?
See also: goodbye, kiss

kiss something good-bye

to anticipate or experience the loss of something. If you leave your camera on a park bench, you can kiss it good-bye. You kissed your wallet good-bye when you left it in the store.
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kiss good-bye

Be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless, as in Now that both kids are sick, we'll have to kiss our vacation in Florida good-bye. This usage ironically alludes to a genuine good-bye kiss. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see kiss off, def. 2.
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you can kiss good-bye to cracked, chapped mouths and say hello to luscious lips with Lancome's new Aqua Fusion Lips.
The beads taste a little strange, but using them will kiss good-bye to cracks and flakes.
He began to explain to her just where that water would go, when she bent down, scooped up a handful, and blew it a kiss good-bye.
For if City continue in this vein, they can surely kiss good-bye to any hopes of automatic promotion, let alone any chance of making the play-offs.
Give them the kiss good-bye and wave as they leave.
Unless your government listens to what ordinary people are saying, you can kiss good-bye to Downing Street.
Rovers can just about kiss good-bye to their play-off hopes after this failure to grab all three points.
Continental needs those slots now and the route authority to fly there or we can kiss good-bye any real competition with the AA-BA alliance.
It was just a quick, little kiss good-bye, certainly not anything to upset Washington decorum.
Let's hope the fans won't be let down because if goals don't start being delivered soon, then the club can kiss good-bye to any hopes of a half- decent campaign.