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English definition of “kiss sth goodbye”

kiss sth goodbye

(also kiss goodbye to sth) informal
to accept that you have lost something or that you will not be able to have something: If France lose this game, they can kiss their chances of winning the cup goodbye.Losing and lossWinning and losing
(Definition of kiss sth goodbye from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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