wave goodbye to (someone or something)

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wave goodbye to (someone or something)

1. Literally, to wave to someone when parting. Wave goodbye to your friends, sweetie. They're at the window.
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 wave goodbye to your brand new car, mister! After the final horse lost its race, I waved goodbye to all the money I'd won that day at the track. You do realize that you'll be waving goodbye to all the health insurance benefits the company has to offer if you decide to work as a freelancer?
See also: goodbye, wave
References in classic literature ?
We waved good-bye to each other till the turnings of the road made parting final, and then, sitting down by the roadside, I opened the letter.
This was the decade that gave birth to and commercialized the spa industry in this country, and in doing so, waved good-bye to what was once a spa culture.
It has been 30 years since Cardiff man Robert waved good-bye to his 18-month-old toddler when his marriage broke up.
A city able to offer its visitors that big a banquet has surely waved good-bye to its cows.
I waved good-bye to them and thought about the fun I would have when I got home.
That may not sound like a man who officially retired from Case IH in early 2005, waved good-bye to Wisconsin and headed for the desert Southwest.
When it is all done, however, those products or services are exported and waved good-bye to, with the hope that they will be paid for within 90 days.
Laying the ghosts of the past to rest, more classmates reunite to find out what they've achieved since they waved good-bye to their school days.
We waved good-bye to the fussy, sleepy children who were left behind with Mom.
Meanwhile, relieved French striker Karim Bourkraa was all smiles yesterday as he happily waved good-bye to the financial troubles at Cappielow for a hassle-free life in the Highlands.
As we boarded the plane and found our seats, we waved good-bye to Paris and nearly cried.
As we at WPAFB waved good-bye to Col Hayes, we asked him to think of his old K-Hawk Crow buddies once in awhile.
The old war horses of Ibrox wept as they waved good-bye to their home fans - and kissed good- bye to nine years of title domination.
He waved good-bye to the people of Soupville and went whistling down the road to the next village.