kiss/say goodbye to something

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kiss goodbye to (someone or something)

1. Literally, to give one a kiss when parting. Hold up, come kiss 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 kiss goodbye to your brand new car, mister! After my horse lost the final race, I kissed goodbye to all the money I'd won that day at the track. You do realize that you'll be kissing goodbye to all the benefits the company has to offer if you decide to work as a freelancer?
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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 goodbye to something

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say goodbye to something

COMMON If you have to kiss goodbye to or say goodbye to something good, you have to accept the fact that you will stop having it or will never have it After my injury, I felt sure I'd have to kiss goodbye to my dancing career. If he loses this match, he can say goodbye to his dreams of being world champion.
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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 ?
Ah, father,' said Hansel, 'I am looking at my little white cat, which is sitting up on the roof, and wants to say goodbye to me.
I am looking back at my little pigeon which is sitting on the roof, and wants to say goodbye to me,' answered Hansel.
Mariam has to say goodbye to Daisy Meanwhile, Mariam and Arshad prepare to say goodbye to Daisy, leaving Mariam questioning her future as a foster carer, as it's just too difficult when they have to leave.
Not only is the current season the final one for the series, but there are also some characters fans have had to say goodbye to before the finale.
ROLLING Stone Ronnie Wood was ready to say goodbye to his family after being diagnosed with lung cancer, he said last night.
MIDDLESBROUGH say goodbye to the Premier League on Sunday with Arsenal hoping they can shock Liverpool.
Ben doesn't want to say goodbye to Peter and he decides to hide and draw out his emotions.
All the players had the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones before they left and Anne won't be talking to her son again until the first game is over.
West Ham will say goodbye to the stadium that has been their home since 1904 tonight before moving to the Olympic Stadium next season.
At 45 she had lost him and hever had the chance to say goodbye to him.
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode comes from the creator of MoneySavingMom.
Around 50 of his friends gathered at Sandcastles Day Nursery in Erdington yesterdayto say goodbye to the tot, who died just three months after his second birthday.
Ella was moved to write Missed after being unable to say goodbye to her grandad Bill, who died from lung cancer eight years ago.
SAY GOODBYE TO FEAR Say goodbye to fear And all the tears They will flood your Bedroom and car Let all the years And the negative Dreams shrink and Fade into nothing Let all the positive dreams Flood the area of your mind With new and strong thoughts And in a few days you will Feel more relaxed and Confident just like the person You are supposed to be Say goodbye to fear the Trouble and strife is not Worth a penny they spoil a Good day out with friends And family Why let fear rule your life You know the happiness Will come back and you''ll Be ten out of ten.