from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Something that is ultimately ruinous, destructive, or fatal.
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- noun A
kisson the cheekthat signifies the deathof the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.
- noun informal, idiomatic Something that may seem good and
favourablebut that actually brings ruinto hopes, plans, etc.
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- noun something that is ruinous
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the kiss by which Judas betrayed Jesus (Mark 14:44–46) .]
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Biblical: Judas betraying Jesus with a kiss.
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