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kibosh, the

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kibosh, the

noun phrase

The termination; sad end; sudden doom: This latest goof is probably the kibosh

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put the kibosh on someone or something

[1834+; origin unknown and very extensively speculated upon; perhaps, e.g., fr Irish cie bais, ''cap of death,'' referring to the black cap a judge would don when pronouncing a death sentence; perhaps fr Yiddish]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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