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Be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless, as in Now that both kids are sick, we'll have to kiss our vacation in Florida good-bye. This usage ironically alludes to a genuine good-bye kiss. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see kiss off, def. 2.
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How to use kiss good-bye in a sentence
I didn't wait to kiss good-bye, but went overboard and broke for shore.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
You join up with this here battalion, because when we leave for France we're going to kiss good-bye to them horses forever."And they thought we wouldn't fight"|Floyd Gibbons