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kiss off

1. verb, slang Go away; get lost. Often used as an imperative. Mrs. Durst was so curmudgeonly that she was even known to tell carolers to kiss off. I'm tired of your constant complaining! Kiss off, will you?
2. verb, slang To be forced to accept the loss or end or something. If you keep coming to practice late, you can kiss off your starting position.
3. verb, slang To dismiss, reject, or abandon, often with contempt and/or without much tact or consideration. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is often used between "kiss" and "off." Whenever I go in there to shop, I feel like the snobby salesgirls just kiss me off and pay attention to the richer-looking customers.
4. verb, slang To die. If they invent a hoverboard before I kiss off, I'm definitely going to try it, no matter how old I am.
5. verb, slang To murder someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "kiss" and "off." Manny was an enforcer, which meant he kissed off anyone who posed a threat to the organization. Is he gonna stay quiet, or do we need to kiss him off?
6. noun, slang Death. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated or spelled as one word. Mom-Mom always says she hopes that she makes it to the old country before the big kiss-off.
7. noun, slang An act of dismissing, rejecting, or abandoning something, often with contempt and/or without much tact or consideration. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated or spelled as one word. I tried to apply for a job there but I got the kiss-off from the hiring manager.
See also: kiss, off

kiss someone or something off

Fig. to dismiss someone or something lightly; to abandon or write off someone or something. I kissed off about $200 on that last deal. They kissed me off and that was the end of that job.
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kiss someone off

Sl. to kill someone. Max kissed Lefty off with a small gun he carried in his boot. He kissed off Lefty with a small gun.
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kiss off

 
1. Sl. to die. The cat is going to have to kiss off one of these days soon. The cat kissed off after eighteen years of joy and devotion.
2. Sl. death. (Usually kiss-off.) When the time comes for the kiss-off, I hope I'm asleep. The kiss-off came wrapped in lead, and it was instant.
3. Sl. the dismissal of someone or something. (Usually kiss-off.) The kiss-off was when I lost the Wilson contract. Pete got the kiss-off and is now looking for a new job.
See also: kiss, off

kiss off

1. Dismiss or reject, as in He kissed off their offer. This usage alludes to kissing something goodbye [Slang; c. 1900]
2. Be forced to give up or regard as lost, as in You can kiss off that promotion. [Slang; late 1940s]
3. Get out, go away, as in She told the reporters to kiss off. [Slang; early 1990s]
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kiss off

v. Slang
1. To be forced to give something up or regard it as lost: After being late so much, he can kiss off that promotion. The producers can kiss that award off.
2. To leave or disappear from notice: The athlete got bad press by telling the reporters to kiss off.
See also: kiss, off

kiss off

n. the dismissal of someone or something. (Usually kiss-off.) The kiss-off was when I lost the Wilson contract. 2. n. death. (Usually kiss-off.) When the time comes for the kiss-off, I hope I’m asleep. 3. in. to die. The cat is going to have to kiss off one of these days soon.
See also: kiss, off

kiss something off

tv. to forget about something; to ignore something. Just kiss off any idea you might have had about running for office.
See also: kiss, off, something
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