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
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John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly, said: "It's hard to say goodbye because you have a double whammy of grief, because when characters die in the show, you are saying goodbye to characters that you love as a fan of the show and you're saying goodbye to actors you worked with as well.
Carmel said the hardest part will be saying goodbye to the children.
Li admitted that she felt sad saying goodbye to the sport that she played for more than half of her life.
Emotional saying goodbye to the main man this morning.
I was peaceful, pain free and saying goodbye to all the people I love.
Oliver Phelps, who played George Weasley in the Harry Potter films, said: "Today I'm saying goodbye to Harry Moseley, an amazing, inspiring young man whose love and kindness will be here forever.
The hardest thing about saying goodbye to the series was saying goodbye to working with my dad, but my brothers and sisters are delighted to get their dad back.
Saying goodbye to the geography of a place is the easiest part of leaving; saying goodbye to people is the hardest.
Admitting you're never going to play the character again is like saying goodbye to a loved one.
Summary: The Lebanese star Haifa Wahbi announced lately that she'll be saying goodbye to singe life and will be married on 20 April to the Egyptian businessman Ahmad Abu Hashima
The 26-year-old, who managed a team of 14 in the personal secured loans completion department, said: "Everyone was quite sad to be saying goodbye to people who they worked with.
THANKS to New Labour in London, Wales has said goodbye to two great Welsh regiments for one, also Wales will be saying goodbye to four individual Welsh police forces for one.
1 -- ran in Valley edition only) Dad Dave Bachelis, mom Jamie, daughter Sarah and son Michael are finding it difficult saying goodbye to 2-year-old Abi Vega Cruz, who came from Ecuador five months ago to have defects in her heart repaired while living with the family in Agoura Hills.
series should be a cornerstone of any elementary-grade school library that includes self-help titles: Saying Goodbye To A Friend answers common kids' questions on the bereavement process, and tailors its series to specific events.
Morgan had a retirement bash two weeks ago but saying goodbye to a life-time of work must be hard.