put the kybosh on

put the kybosh on
Put the kybosh on
To put an end to something.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • put the kybosh/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

  • put the frighteners on (someone) — vb British to menace, threaten or intimidate (some one). An underworld and police expres sion employing a familiar form of words (as in put the bite/kybosh/mockers on) …   Contemporary slang

  • kybosh — n See put the kybosh …   Contemporary slang

  • kibosh — n British See put the kybosh …   Contemporary slang

  • List of English words of Irish origin — This is a list of English language words from the Celtic Irish language. For English words which originated in Ireland from other sources see Hiberno English. Expand list|date=August 2008Dictionary abbreviations: * AHD : The American Heritage… …   Wikipedia

  • kibosh — [ kʌɪbɒʃ] (also kybosh) informal noun (in phr. put the kibosh on) put a decisive end to. verb chiefly N. Amer. put an end to. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • kibosh — /ˈkaɪbɒʃ/ (say kuybosh) Colloquial –noun 1. nonsense. –verb (t) 2. to put an end to; stop. –phrase 3. put the kibosh on, to put a stop to. Also, kybosh. {? Yiddish kabas, kabbasten to suppress} …  

  • kibosh — (also kybosh) ► NOUN (in phrase put the kibosh on) informal ▪ put a decisive end to. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • kibosh — n. (also kybosh) sl. nonsense. Phrases and idioms: put the kibosh on put an end to; finally dispose of. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

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