To put the kibosh on

to dispose of; to squelch; to terminate; put an end to; to do for.

See also: Kibosh

References in periodicals archive ?
I'm sorry to put the kibosh on their nuptials, but I don't think killers - gay or straight - should be allowed to marry in jail.
Which is more than can be said for the Liberal Democrats, who are determined to put the kibosh on murmurings to the press from unhappy members about the performance of leader Sir Ming Campbell.
Suggs, 42, real name Graham McPherson, said: ``I went to Newtonmore and spent the show's pounds 500 budget in a bar then Billy did it on the BBC to put the kibosh on my show.
Jesus tried to put the kibosh on such thinking, replying "neither" when asked in John 9 whether a man's or his parents' sins caused him to be born blind, and "by no means" in response to speculation in Luke 13 about the guilt of the victims caught in local political savagery and architectural mishap.
After Thursday's developments, Borer immediately contacted the school's principal and told him to put the kibosh on the letter-writing campaign.
And if he wants to prove he isn't under Downing Street's thumb he could start by reviewing the decision to put the kibosh on a Scottish News at 6.
Why, the Mavericks would have had a lot of nerve Monday to further threaten to put the kibosh on an intraconference reunion that promises to pack all the punch of a meeting of the Hatfields and McCoys.