say goodbye to (something)

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say goodbye to (something)

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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He insists he won't be too sad to be saying goodbye to something that has been a big part of his life for so long.
We don't like saying goodbye to something or someone or someplace we love.
It's not just saying goodbye to something you've done for 20 years, it's also saying goodbye to the ones you've done it with,'' Agassi told the crowd after the match.
Saying goodbye to something, and looking forward to something new.
It's a yard that always has something coming or going - you're always saying hello to something or saying goodbye to something,'' she says.