kiss goodbye to (someone or something)

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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 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?
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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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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.
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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.
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If Anderson is re-elected will he kiss good-bye to Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage status, build houses over a site with methane leaks and let developers build over Liverpool's parks and green spaces?
If this invasion of right-wing christian tyranny isn't stopped in its tracks, kiss good-bye to every noble premise on which democracy and the US Constitution rest.
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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.
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.