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Kibosh   Listen
noun
Kibosh  n.  
1.
Nonsense; stuff; also, fashion; style. (Slang)
2.
Portland cement when thrown or blown into the recesses of carved stonework to intensify the shadows.
To put the kibosh on, to dispose of; to squelch; to terminate; put an end to; to do for. (Slang)






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"Kibosh" Quotes from Famous Books



... flat you create a vacuum!)—and here I've been going to the City Commercial School every afternoon for two solid hours, and studying like a dog every night—and here I've resigned from the Golf Club, and everything else but the Citizens—and if they do put the kibosh on Sunday shows, why I'll be elected to the Hohenzollern Club. And the cream of that joke is that Aunt Mirabelle's outfit'd get itself endowed for putting me out ...
— Rope • Holworthy Hall

... addresses of the "madames," the number of their "boarders" and the condition of the merchandise thrown upon the market. All that was necessary to make the Post's Bawdy-house Guide complete was the addition of rate- cards. On that little bit of journalistic "enterprise" the ICONOCLAST put a kibosh also, much to the satisfaction of every decent family in Harris county. Now the fecular sheet has found a new road to infamy—is advertising garters fit only to adorn the crummy underpinning of negro prostitutes. It does seem that the Post will do anything for a ...
— Volume 1 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann

... translated to him. 'Tell 'er we're picture-makers by special app'intment to the Queen and the Prince of Wales. Tell 'er we'll make 'er look like the sweetest old chocolate drop in the taffy-shop. Only be sure and say we must 'ave a day or so to work the spells and put on the kibosh.' ...
— Cape Cod Stories - The Old Home House • Joseph C. Lincoln



Words linked to "Kibosh" :   halt, stay, forbid, foreclose, block, prevent



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