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kiss of death

informal If you ​describe something as the kiss of ​death, you ​mean that it is ​certain to ​cause something ​else to ​fail: Rain is the kiss of ​death for a ​barbecue.
(Definition of kiss of death from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “kiss of death”
in Chinese (Simplified) 必然会导致其他事物失败的事物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 必然會導致其他事物失敗的事物…
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