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- v. To halt, stop, or squelch.
Watching her crunch those trout heads and bones with her pretty teeth, I was glad I had put the kibosh on my attack of leg-jealousy.
This week alone I'd been in four fistfights with miscreant Fae, taken out three kobolds, put the kibosh on a touchy-feely gnome, and barely corralled a butt-ugly troll who'd somehow managed to sneak through.
Mal thought through the gamble: if Rolff approached Loftis, all their covert questionings were compromised; the UAES might put the kibosh on new members — terrified of infiltration, blowing Danny Upshaw’s approach.
And the meaning of to put the kibosh on is widely understood: “to forbid, with unmistakable conclusiveness.”