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kibosh

[ kahy-bosh, ki-bosh ]
/ ˈkaɪ bɒʃ, kɪˈbɒʃ /
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noun Informal.
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Idioms about kibosh

    put the kibosh on, Informal. to put an end to; squelch; check: Another such injury may put the kibosh on her athletic career.

Origin of kibosh

First recorded in 1830–40; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for kibosh

kibosh

kybosh

slang

noun
put the kibosh on to put a stop to; prevent from continuing; halt
verb
(tr) to put a stop to

Word Origin for kibosh

C19: of unknown origin
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Other Idioms and Phrases with kibosh

kibosh

see put the kibosh on.

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