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kibosh

American English: /ˈkaɪˌbɑʃ/
British English: /ˈkʌɪbɒʃ/

noun

  • to put the kibosh on something [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Were you ever with a guy in a relationship with somebody so obsessed with something that you had to kind of put the kibosh on either the guy or that thing?
    • The city council nearly put the kybosh on the appearance by objecting to the original plan - a midnight appearance - because of safety concerns.
    • But the shortage of ammunition, which allowed the game birds to grow in number, put the kibosh on shooting almost entirely, and the birds multiplied in comparative peace.
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