kiss-off


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kiss-off

(kĭs′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Slang
A dismissal, as from a job.
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kiss′-off`



n.
Slang. an unceremonious or rude dismissal.
[1930–35]
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Translations

kiss-off

[ˈkɪsɒf] (US) N to give sth the kiss-offtirar algo, despedirse de algo
to give sb the kiss-off (= employee) → poner a algn de patitas en la calle, despedir a algn; (= boyfriend) → plantar a algn, dejar a algn
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kiss-off

n (US inf) to give somebody the kiss-offjdn in die Wüste schicken (inf); boyfriend etcjdm den Laufpass geben (inf)
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United will still be stung by a kiss-off that will hand the former Arsenal man a staggering PS13million just to pack his bags for Serie A until next summer.
The Reds will TURN TO PAGE 55 inter so close to sanchez deal still be stung by a kiss-off that will see them hand Sanchez a staggering PS13million just to pack his bags until next summer.
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Despite receiving the kiss-off treatment scheduling-wise, there are worthwhile moments here for those who take HBO's full six-episode trip.
BIG KISS-OFF Mesut Ozil could quit Real, and Arsenal may swoop
Washington, July 13 ( ANI ): Charlie Sheen is about to give his nearly 8 million Twitter followers a giant kiss-off, as he plans to shut down his account, according to reports.
"Seeing Black" is an impactful, hard-rocking cut inspired by the emotional confusion following a friend's suicide, The album opener, "Buttercup" is a feisty kiss-off to an ex-lover and the title track, "Blessed" is pure Americana.
Soldier's Song reaches out to an army far from home, Seeing Black addresses the suicide of a friend (the late songwriter Vic Chesnutt) and Buttercup is a kiss-off to a past lover.
It's always a joy, especially the sassy kiss-off "Finally Made Me Happy."
Holding diverse elements together long and tight enough for them to begin, against the odds, working with one another, Webb finally adds the kiss-off in the form of that perfectly counter-intuitive finishing touch.
Was this a trap, or my wife's anniversary kiss-off?
In that talk I had quoted Chester Burger's belief that "product promotion in the '90s will increase in cost and be less and less productive." Burger cited "the fragmentation of the mass market, the proliferation of magazines, the decline of network television and rise of cable and VCRs." Harris accused me of slighting the marketing function in my textbook, "Effective Public Relations," saying, "I think that marketing PR, which accounts for some 70 percent of the business handled by agencies worldwide, deserves more than a two-page kiss-off." Harris will be accommodated in the seventh edition of "EPR," due out in 1992.