say goodbye to (someone or something)

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say goodbye to (someone or something)

1. Literally, to say "goodbye" to someone when parting. Say goodbye to your mother 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 say goodbye to your brand new car, mister! After the final horse lost its race, I said goodbye to all the money I'd won that day at the track. You do realize that you'll be saying goodbye to all the benefits the company has to offer if you decide to work as a freelancer?
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kiss/say goodˈbye to something

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kiss something goodˈbye

(informal) give up hope of getting something that you want very much: You’ll have to say goodbye to your chances of becoming a doctor if you don’t pass the exams.After this letter from the bank, we can kiss goodbye to our trip to Australia.
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References in classic literature ?
Go and say good-bye to Miss Watkin, and we'll go home.
I don't want to say good-bye," he answered, instinctively anxious to hide his tears.
She is going to write a letter to the friends at the Hall Farm for me to give them when she is gone, and when I told her you were here, she said, 'I should like to say good-bye to Adam and ask him to forgive me.
The women cried over Cathy, so did even those stern warriors, the Rocky Mountain Rangers; Shekels was there, and the Cid, and Sardanapalus, and Potter, and Mongrel, and Sour-Mash, Famine, and Pestilence, and Cathy kissed them all and wept; details of the several arms of the garrison were present to represent the rest, and say good-bye and God bless you for all the soldiery; and there was a special squad from the Seventh, with the oldest veteran at its head, to speed the Seventh's Child with grand honors and impressive ceremonies; and the veteran had a touching speech by heart, and put up his hand in salute and tried to say it, but his lips trembled and his voice broke, but Cathy bent down from the saddle and kissed him on the mouth and turned his defeat to victory, and a cheer went up.
But you would have to say good-bye to all your own people and come and be my constant companion in this ruined castle.
We had been paid off that morning, and I had come on board to take my sea-chest away and to say good-bye.
And you have touched me, sir, touched me to the heart, coming all the way out here on such a night, and running such risks, just to say good-bye to poor Dag Daughtry, who always meant somewhat well but had bad luck.
And you give me to understand that you think I have come out here to this hell-hole to say good-bye.
I have come,' said Joe, 'to say good-bye--to say good-bye for I don't know how many years; perhaps for ever.
Madame Karenina entered the carriage again to say good-bye to the countess.
He said that he wants to say good-bye to politics and deliver lectures in the educational institutions and it is the respect of the peoples vote that he was elected five times.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 29 (ANI): Time has come to say good-bye to ice creams and hi to hot milk.
Its time to say good-bye to traditional farming and use modern farming for increasing vegetables output and earning better return', he said.
So, say good-bye to the 5 Series Gran Turismo and get ready to welcome the 6 Series Gran Turismo which will be given its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September and go into production soon after.
But despite the copious laughter, headiness of first love, and wonder of the glamorous destinations, Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram, and she struggles to find the strength to say good-bye in a whirlwind summer shaped by love, loss, and the power of forgiveness.