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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The main and crowning recollection was her saying goodbye to Sir Nathaniel, and entrusting to him loving messages, straight from her heart, to Adam Salton, and of his bearing when-- with an impulse which she could not check--she put her lips to his and kissed him.
Lady Grace was just saying goodbye to some parting guests.
In a Twitter post on Thursday, Lacson even said that such a scheme is 'another way of saying goodbye to Cha-cha (Charter change) under the 18th Congress.'
AMY Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll are saying goodbye to their Goatstown house after 11 years.
'It was a testing day, but saying goodbye to my teammates, [sporting director Giovanni] Carnevali and the coach meant so much to me.
"It was definitely hard to say goodbye, because it wasn't just saying goodbye to the show, I was saying goodbye to a life over there."
Will Sonny provide Carly with the support she needs to get through this emotional day or will they both break down while saying goodbye to the baby they believe is their grandson?
TAXILA -- Despite saying goodbye to PML- N Chaudhry Nisar still enjoys a strong political position and has a good following among major families in the area.
This little poem is my way of saying goodbye to all my wonderful colleagues past and present.
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.
It is saying goodbye to people who have been in your life for 14 years, every song relates to something that has happened in your life and to say goodbye to people who have brought you that will be difficult," she said.
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."