- put the kibosh on ⇒ to put a stop to; prevent from continuing; halt
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Idiomsput the kibosh on, [~ + object] to put an end to;
check:put the kibosh on excessive spending.
- Informal Termsnonsense.
- Idiomsput the kibosh on, to put an end to;
check:Another such injury may put the kibosh on her athletic career.
- of obscure origin, originally 1830–40