To put the kibosh on
Kibosh Ki"bosh, n. 1. Nonsense; stuff; also, fashion; style. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Portland cement when thrown or blown into the recesses of carved stonework to intensify the shadows.

{To put the kibosh on}, to dispose of; to squelch; to terminate; put an end to; to do for. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


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

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