kiss goodbye


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kiss (someone or something) goodbye

1. To give someone a kiss when parting. 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 my horse lost in the final 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, right?
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kiss goodbye

Informal To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless: She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.
See also: goodbye, kiss
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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