a fatal or destructive relationship or action:
The support of the outlawed group was the kiss of death to the candidate.
an act or relationship that has fatal or disastrous consequences
The reason something will end or die; something causing ruin: Interviewing with them could be the kiss of death
An action or relationship that is ultimately ruinous. For example, Some regard a royal divorce as a kiss of death to the monarchy. This term alludes to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, who kissed him as a way of identifying him to the soldiers who came to arrest him (Matthew 26: 47–49). It dates only from about 1940 but was previously called a Judas kiss.
[kis-awf, -of] /ˈkɪsˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ noun 1. Slang. an act or instance of dismissing a person or thing: The company is about to give you the kiss-off, so you’d better start looking for another job. 2. Billiards, Pool. (def 12). noun (also California kiss-off or New York kiss-off) A dismissal, esp a rude one; the BOUNCE, […]
- Kiss of life
noun the kiss of life 1. mouth-to mouth or mouth-to-nose resuscitation in which a person blows gently into the mouth or nose of an unconscious person, allowing the lungs to deflate after each blow 2. something that revitalizes or reinvigorates kiss of life n. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
noun 1. (in certain Christian churches) a ceremonial greeting or embrace given as a token of Christian love and unity. 2. a ceremonial kiss formerly given, especially at a baptism or Eucharistic service, as a token of Christian love and unity.
/ˌkɪsˈpɛptɪn/ noun 1. a protein molecule that is responsible for triggering the onset of puberty in humans