kiss (someone or something) 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 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 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 something goodbye (or kiss goodbye to something)

accept the certain loss of something. informal
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kiss something good-bye

tv. to face and accept the loss of something. Well, you can kiss that 100 bucks good-bye.
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kiss goodbye

Informal To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless: She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.
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KISS HER GOODBYE The first time it happens they are living in Oregon: she hits a kid with a rake when he tries to get fresh.
The Killiney woman's family later revealed her face was so "bashed and bruised" when they identified her remains they couldn't kiss her goodbye.
WHEN three-year-old Layla Towsey was struck down by meningitis, her family was told to kiss her goodbye.
When three-yearold Layla Towsey was struck down by meningitis, her family was told to kiss her goodbye.
His second novel, Kiss Her Goodbye, was shortlisted for an Edgar award in the US.
We both feel completely lost without her, but at least we got a chance to kiss her goodbye, which we didn't with Caroline because her death was so sudden.
Schorz admitted that he was the rock 'n' roller; as lead vocalist of the 1970s group Steam, his voice is the one everyone hears in the classic ``Na Na, Hey, Hey, Kiss Her Goodbye.
TESSA has been a good friend to five million savers - but it's time to kiss her goodbye.
And if she leaves, it won't only be Big Issue vendors who will be sad at having to kiss her goodbye.
In fact, we went on a double date with them--the high, light of which was his attempt to kiss her goodbye.
The next two titles in the line, due in stores at the start of March, are HOME IS THE SAILOR by 1950s pulp master Day Keene and KISS HER GOODBYE, an original novel set on the mean streets of Edinburgh, by the rising young Scottish noir stylist Allan Guthrie.