[ kahy-bosh, ki-bosh ]
/ ˈkaɪ bɒʃ, kɪˈbɒʃ /

noun Informal.

Idioms for kibosh

    put the kibosh on, 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for kibosh





put the kibosh on to put a stop to; prevent from continuing; halt


(tr) to put a stop to

Word Origin for kibosh

C19: of unknown origin
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Idioms and Phrases with kibosh


see put the kibosh on.

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