kiss something goodbye

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of kiss something goodbye

informal
: to accept the fact that one has lost or will never get (something)
  • If you don't start working harder, you can kiss that promotion goodbye.

Word by Word Definitions

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

goodbye play
  1. : a concluding remark or gesture at parting

  2. : a taking of leave


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