put the kibosh on


put the kibosh on
(Slang) to destroy, terminate, ruin

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • put the kibosh on — (something) old fashioned, informal to prevent something that is planned from happening. The rain put the kibosh on our plans for a picnic …   New idioms dictionary

  • put the kibosh on — (informal) PUT A STOP TO, stop, halt, put an end to, quash, block, cancel, scotch, thwart, prevent, suppress; informal put paid to, stymie; Brit. informal scupper. → kibosh * * * put the kibosh on To kibosh • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the kibosh on —    If you do something to prevent a plan or activity from happening or developing, you put the kibosh on it.     The bank s refusal to grant him a loan put the kibosh on Jack s project …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • put the kibosh on — informal inclement weather can put the kibosh on a promising vintage Syn: put a stop to, stop, halt, put an end to, quash, block, cancel, scotch, thwart, prevent, suppress; informal stymie; scuttle …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • put the kibosh on — prevent, stop    The manager put the kibosh on our dental plan. He said no …   English idioms

  • put the kibosh on — verb To halt, stop, or squelch. Someone really needs to go put the kibosh on that noisy party …   Wiktionary

  • put the kibosh on — put a decisive end to. → kibosh …   English new terms dictionary

  • Put the kibosh on — put a stop to …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • put the kibosh on — Australian Slang put a stop to …   English dialects glossary

  • put the kibosh on — idi to put an end to …   From formal English to slang

  • put the kibosh on — vb to frustrate, ruin, prevent, jeopardise. Many conflicting and often far fetched etymologies have been suggested for this phrase, first recorded in the 1830s meaning to defeat. Its ultimate origin remains obscure …   Contemporary slang


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