kibosh kibosh


  • (v) stop from happening or developing



  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.


  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:


  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

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