kiss of life

kiss of life
Date: 1961 chiefly British artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth method

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  • kiss-of-life — kiss of life, British. 1. mouth to mouth resuscitation. 2. Figurative. an act that gives back life; something that revitalizes: »The Government s kiss of life for Rolls [ Royce] could be very misleading if it is seen as a sign of a volte face by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kiss of Life — Single de los Bee Gees del álbum Size Isn t Everything Lanzado Mediados de 1994 (Países Bajos y Alemania) Grabación 1992 Género pop Formato …   Wikipedia Español

  • kiss of life — noun singular MAINLY BRITISH 1. ) the kiss of life mouth to mouth resuscitation 2. ) if something such as a business or project is given the kiss of life, it starts to become more successful again …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kiss of life — ► kiss of life 1) mouth to mouth resuscitation. 2) something that revives a failing enterprise. Main Entry: ↑kiss …   English terms dictionary

  • kiss of life — n. Chiefly Brit. mouth to mouth resuscitation * * * …   Universalium

  • kiss of life — n chiefly Brit artificial respiration by the mouth to mouth method …   Medical dictionary

  • kiss of life — n. Chiefly Brit. mouth to mouth resuscitation …   English World dictionary

  • kiss of life — noun an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent …   Useful english dictionary

  • kiss of life — N SING: the N If you give someone who has stopped breathing the kiss of life, you put your mouth onto their mouth and breathe into their lungs to make them start breathing again. [BRIT] Julia was given the kiss of life but she could not be… …   English dictionary

  • kiss of life — noun 1 give sb the kiss of life especially BrE to make someone start breathing again by blowing air into their lungs when they have almost drowned etc 2 something that helps you continue an activity that you thought would fail: a grant that was a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • kiss of life — noun Mouth to mouth resuscitation. The lifeguard pulled the man out of the lake and gave him the kiss of life …   Wiktionary

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