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?
See also: goodbye, say

kiss/say goodˈbye to something


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.
See also: goodbye, kiss, say, something
References in classic literature ?
Go and say good-bye to Miss Watkin, and we'll go home.
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.
But you would have to say good-bye to all your own people and come and be my constant companion in this ruined castle.
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.
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.
You can now say good-bye to Comcast's older customer service centers.
When he gives her a chance to see her sister again, will Livy be willing to say good-bye to both Jenna and Meyer and go on with her life?
So now, we do not say good-bye only to jobs, a safe haven for the students, but we say good-bye to where a different way of thinking was born and ultimately perfected, that people are not defined by their disabilities but rather their abilities.
When England and New Zealand launch the Test summer next week, the Bears will pretty much say good-bye to Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott for the year.
Erdoy-an added: "If we get into the SCO, we will say good-bye to the European Union.
Today Bluebirds fans say good-bye to Eddie, along with his former players and, of course, his family at the Cardiff City Stadium and it promises to be an emotional occasion.