Kiss good-bye



Be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless, as in Now that both kids are sick, we’ll have to kiss our vacation in Florida good-bye. This usage ironically alludes to a genuine good-bye kiss. [ ; c. 1900 ]
Also see: kiss off, def. 2.

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