noun the kiss of life
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
something that revitalizes or reinvigorates
kiss of life n.
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
- Kiss principle
/kis’ prin’si-pl/ Keep It Simple, Stupid. A maxim often invoked when discussing design to fend off creeping featurism and control complexity of development. Possibly related to the marketroid maxim on sales presentations, “Keep It Short and Simple”. See also Occam’s Razor. [Jargon File] (1994-11-18)
- Kiss someone out
verb phrase To deny someone their share: When a member of a mob is deprived of his share he is ”kissed out” (1920s+ Underworld)