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English definition of “goodbye to sth”

goodbye to sth

used when accepting that there is no possibility of getting, keeping , or achieving a particular thing: She only finished sixth - that surely means goodbye to a place in the final .Impossible and improbableUnachievable Grammar:Greetings and farewells: hello, goodbye, Happy New YearGrammar:Saying helloWhen we see someone we know, we usually exchange greetings:Grammar:Saying goodbyeWhen we leave people, we usually say something as we leave:
(Definition of goodbye to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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