kiss goodbye


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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?
See also: goodbye, kiss

kiss goodbye

Informal To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless: She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.
See also: goodbye, kiss
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Cardiff diva Charlotte Church gave rugby star boyfriend Gavin Henson a passionate kiss goodbye as the Welsh international headed to New Zealand for the British Lions tour.
In an extremely tight Group A, if the Galicians lose in their own Estadio Riazor tonight then they can virtually kiss goodbye to progressing to the next stage.
In the more recent years it has been used to film a pop video for Atomic Kitten's single Last Kiss Goodbye.
The most powerful women in breast cancer" were honored in October as part of the Avon Foundation Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer awards.
4) Stuff you want to kiss goodbye but that's still in good shape, stick in a bag to donate to The Salvation Army (tell your mom you have a load for drop-off).
EVERTON can kiss goodbye to any fanciful dreams they had of playing in Europe next season in the much-maligned Intertoto Cup.
Romantic book publisher Mills & Boon is to kiss goodbye to its traditional image in a bid to win the hearts of young female readers, it was announced yesterday.
BUM PHILLIPS, Houston Oilers coach, when asked why his line coach always took his wife with him on road trips: "Because she was too homely to kiss goodbye.
If so, you might as well blow your own spouse a last, fervent kiss goodbye.
WEST HAM boss Sam Allardyce believes his side can kiss goodbye to automatic promotion if they fail to beat Barnsley at Oakwell today.
It would seem that no one will invest in this bank, not even the pounds 3bn of taxpayers' monies it wants to even get started as the Government realise that it can kiss goodbye to that cash.
And the Aussie utility man says the Londoners can kiss goodbye to the title - because it's become a two-horse race between Arsenal and Manchester United.
The news comes as we can reveal that Kate gave twins Sean and Amelie an extra-special kiss goodbye on Friday because she feared she would be jailed that night.
Conference speaker Audrey Penn presents A Kiss Goodbye, the picturebook sequel to "The Kissing Hand" and "A Pocket Full of Kisses", featuring the further adventures of the lovable young Chester Raccoon and his family.