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
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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
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Pay attention, and do not forget how to use your legs.' '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.' The wife said: 'Fool, that is not your little cat, that is the morning sun which is shining on the chimneys.' Hansel, however, had not been looking back at the cat, but had been constantly throwing one of the white pebble-stones out of his pocket on the road.
'Hansel, why do you stop and look round?' said the father, 'go on.' 'I am looking back at my little pigeon which is sitting on the roof, and wants to say goodbye to me,' answered Hansel.
For one, did we really say goodbye to a couple of our favorite characters, who either sacrificed their lives to save their loved ones or fell victim to possession?
I'm upset I won't get the chance to say goodbye to her at a memorial service.
Executive Producer DJ Nash revealed to ( TV Line in December that the show would say goodbye to someone in Season one, revealing it was one of the characters mentioned throughout the interview-meaning it could be an official "goodbye" to Jon-or it could be Delilah, Maggie (Allison Miller), Gary (James Roday), Eddie (David Giuntoli), Katherine (Grace Park), Rome (Romany Falco), Barbara, Sophie, Danny (Chance Hurstfield), Theo (Tristan Byon) or even Ashley (Christina Ochoa).
'I'm a bit sad because I'm leaving a professionally-run club in Sassuolo and it was hard to say goodbye to everybody today, even if Barcelona are one of the biggest clubs in the world,' Boateng told Sky Sport Italia.
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The paper claims that the relationship between the club and Ronaldo is growing more strained by the day, and as a result there are no plans in place to officially say goodbye to him.
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.
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.
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.
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