put the kibosh on (something)

put the kibosh on (something)
Vrb phrs. To put an end to (something). E.g."We all went home after their parents put the kibosh on the drinking."

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  • put the kibosh on something — informal phrase to do something that spoils someone’s plans Thesaurus: to stop something from continuing or developingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: kibosh * * * put the ˈkibosh on sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the kibosh on something — 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 something — tv. to quelch something. □ The mayor put the kibosh on the whole deal. □ Tom was starting his presentation when Bob put the kibosh on the plan …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put the kibosh on (something) — Vrb phrs. To put an end to (something). E.g. We all went home after their parents put the kibosh on the drinking …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • put the kibosh on something — informal to do something that spoils someone s plans …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • kibosh — [“kaibaf OR ka”baf] 1. tv. to end something; to squelch something. □ Please don’t try to kibosh the scheme this time. □ Fred kiboshed our plan. 2. n. the end; the final blow; the thing that terminates something. (Usually with the. See also put… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • kibosh — ki|bosh [ kaı,baʃ ] noun put the kibosh on something INFORMAL to do something that spoils someone s plans …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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