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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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Kevin Keegan kissed goodbye to pounds 5 MILLION when he walked out on Newcastle United and his pounds 750,000-a-year contract.
Bosses claim bad debts are stabilising but the firm kissed goodbye to pounds 34million of money owed by customers last year, up 24% on 2008.
The firm kissed goodbye to pounds 34m of money owed by customers - up 24% on the previous year.
1bn as bosses kissed goodbye to total bad debts of pounds 8bn.
FINANCE firm Cattles has kissed goodbye to pounds 280million this year as customers failed to keep up debt repayments.
FINANCE firm Cattles has kissed goodbye to EUR280million this year as customers failed to keep up debt repayments.
HSBC kissed goodbye to almost pounds 5bn of loans it no longer expects to be repaid - a massive 58 per cent increase on the first half of last year.
But while pounds 200million is a chunky sum, it is a fraction of the amount many of its rivals have kissed goodbye.
MEDIA group EMAP has kissed goodbye to its radio stations as part of a pounds 1billion deal.
Barclays Capital kissed goodbye to pounds 800million of bad loans in October on top of pounds 500m in the previous three months.
But they kissed goodbye at 1am and they left separately.
THE moment you hit on her fiance, you kissed goodbye to the friendship.