kibosh kibosh

Definition(s):

  • (v) stop from happening or developing

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If Blix tells the Council that Iraq is refusing to destroy a prohibited weapon, that may put the kibosh on calls to give the inspection process more time.
  2. Sales of the Phantom tanked by more than 34% in the first six months of 2009 as the superrich started to put the kibosh on their conspicuous consumption.

News

  1. Krewe of Freret considering dropping beads from throws

    They're a Mardi Gras staple.  Most people can't imagine Carnival without beads, but one krewe is considering putting the kibosh on the popular throws.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WDSU New Orleans

  2. WWE Monday Night Raw Report: Cena, Ryback have final encounter; McMahons, Triple H come to resolution

    Raw this week emanated from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va. The show started off with a montage of Triple H’s past couple of weeks, which includes his loss to Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules, being injured the next night on Raw during a match against Curtis Axel and his rematch against Axel begin given the kibosh from Vince and Stephanie McMahon last week.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "We would just kibosh it," Garner, 35, said of how she and husband Ben Affleck would handle Violet if she showed any acting ambition.
    on Oct 6, 2007 By: Jennifer Garner Source: People Magazine

  2. "Suddenly, after they put the kibosh on that, then they name a lottery director. It makes you think there was really something to the notion that they were going to try to sell the lottery," Rants said.
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Christopher Rants Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

  3. "It was frustrating," Eaton said. "It put the kibosh on a season that was going the way you (dream) it should go."
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Adam Eaton Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Word of the Day
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/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /