To put the kibosh on

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

See also: Kibosh

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Had she displayed more emotion I suspect the BBC (and probably many viewers) might be less inclined to condemn it as a put-up job designed to put the kibosh on the final episode of One Foot In The Grave.
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