Nobody in the White House will put the kibosh on a deal he wants to make.
But in April, a few months after she turned 40, she seemingly put the kibosh on any talk of plastic surgery.
But the Oscar put the kibosh on doubters; certainly nobody demanded a recount, save perhaps the four losers in his category.
The sum total of these moves seem aimed at putting the kibosh on diplomacy.
Jaczko had largely put the kibosh on both, most significantly by ending research at Yucca Mountain.
And all the time I was praying that the kid wouldn't wake up, come down out of the cab, and put the "kibosh" on me.
I sought (without great eagerness) the companionship of kibosh.
That was to put the kibosh on my intention of taking you home to my wife and her bridge party, I suppose.
kibosh had arranged all our seats, and it is the best thing I know of him.
"Chickle is not liquid refreshment," said kibosh, mildly; and he held out the box to his tall guest.
1836, kye-bosk, in slang phrase put the kibosh on, of unknown origin, despite intense speculation. The earliest citation is in Dickens. Looks Yiddish, but origin in early 19c. English slang seems to argue against this. One candidate is Irish caip bháis, caipín báis "cap of death," sometimes said to be the black cap a judge would don when pronouncing a death sentence, but in other sources identified as a gruesome method of execution "employed by Brit. forces against 1798 insurgents" [Bernard Share, "Slanguage, A Dictionary of Irish Slang"]. Or it may somehow be connected with Turkish bosh (see bosh).