kiss of death


kiss of death

Definition of KISS OF DEATH

:  something (as an act or association) ultimately causing ruin

Origin of KISS OF DEATH

from the kiss with which Judas betrayed Jesus (Mark 14:44–46)
First Known Use: 1943

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: kiss off
Previous Word in the Dictionary: kiss–me–quick
All Words Near: kiss of death

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up kiss of death? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).