kiss-off


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kiss-off

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

kiss′-off`



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

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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