wave goodbye to (something)

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wave 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 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
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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.
I am excited to cruise back, hopefully with my siblings, to greet our cousins in Holland that as children waved good-bye to us from the banks of Rotterdam's River Maas those many years ago.
She slipped into the first empty seat and waved good-bye to Mom.
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.
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.
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.
As we waved good-bye to Biki, I recalled that most orangutans' stories do not have such happy endings.
She waved good-bye to the friends she had grown up with at nursery when dad Harry clinched a new job in the States.