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kibosh

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kibosh rate
(Verb) forbid
Usage: My sense of tact kiboshes an honest answer

Kibosh rate
(Noun) comes from the Irish (Gaelic) Cap an Bais - which means cap of death. It was the medieval death sentence handed down by judges. A 'cap an bais' was placed on the criminal's head as the judge read the sentence.
Usage: He put the kibosh on her suggestion of going away on vacation.


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