[kis-awf, -of] /ˈkɪsˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
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.
Billiards, Pool. (def 12).
(also California kiss-off or New York kiss-off) A dismissal, esp a rude one; the BOUNCE, brush off, kiss: He got up out of his chair, the standard kiss-off
To die (1940s+ Black)
- 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
- 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)