put the kibosh on


: to stop or end (something) : to prevent (something) from happening or continuing
His mother put the kibosh on his smoking habit.

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Recent Examples on the Web April showers may bring May flowers, but inclement weather put the kibosh on Saratoga’s annual Blossom Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at Heritage Orchard Park. Debby Rice, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2024 The Marines have nixed the Miramar idea, and the city of San Diego has put the kibosh on Otay Mesa. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Mar. 2024 Minhaj for a while seemed to have the inside track for the full-time job, but a heavily critical story in The New Yorker put the kibosh on that. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 Traveling outside the country required exit permits, putting the kibosh on my grand plan to spend weekends gallivanting around Asia. Lauretta Charlton, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2024 Pity there was no Internet, because being able to check with the USGS and volcano labs would have put the kibosh on many of the rumors. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 18 May 2010 Gaming: Former State Rep. Sean Eberhart's guilty plea in a public corruption conspiracy involving the casino industry has put the kibosh on any gaming legislation this session. The Indianapolis Star, 8 Jan. 2024 On Wednesday, Trump asked the Supreme Court of the United States to put the kibosh on these efforts. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 3 Jan. 2024 The Dog-Ass Jets (thank you, Dan Jenkins) have to put the kibosh on this nonsense. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023

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