Meaning of kibosh in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkʌɪbɒʃ/

Translate kibosh into Spanish


(also kybosh)
[with object] informal
  • Decisively end or reject (something)

    • ‘the presence of a submarine would kibosh the operation’
    • ‘fortunately, the proposal was kiboshed’
    • ‘That idea was kiboshed.’
    • ‘Plans to incentivize journalists based on audience figures was kiboshed and criticized for encouraging clickbait style journalism.’
    • ‘They've kiboshed any discounts for locals and the local industry people.’
    • ‘The money was not included in this year's health budget, and in May, the draft agreement was kiboshed.’
    • ‘Native groups opposed to the plan hope her opposition will help to finally kibosh the project.’
    • ‘We don't believe that this low inflation print will kibosh the hikes that we had pencilled in for April and June of this year.’
    • ‘The Prime minister went on television to kibosh their plans for a second referendum.’
    • ‘The next generation of offshore wind farms looks set to be kiboshed because energy companies aren't prepared to invest on the subsidies being offered by the Government.’
    • ‘Its plan to let customers use their savings to off-set their mortgage was kiboshed by the government last year.’
    • ‘The proposal should have been kiboshed by the leader the moment he saw it.’


    put the kibosh on
    • Put an end to; dispose of decisively.

      • ‘he put the kibosh on the deal’


Mid 19th century (in phrase put the kibosh on): of unknown origin.