kiss off v.
1. to sidetrack someone or something, to marginalize, to slight or disregard.
|True Bills 86: He allowed his Affections to get all snarled up with a tall female Elfin named Sophy. Fate kissed him off and he lay froze against the Cushion.‘The Fable of the Girl Who Wanted to Warm Up’ in|
|Halo For Satan (1949) 83: [He] had kissed off all raps except [the one] for tax evasion.|
|Earl Wilson’s N.Y. 270: She too is unapproachable, though her voice is deeper and more resonant in her ‘kiss-off-brother’ response.|
|Close Pursuit (1988) 211: He was a pretty junior ADA and it was possible that the honchos [...] were kissing him off with minor shit and keeping the sweet stuff for themselves.|
2. (US) to murder or to die.
|El Paso Herald (TX) 31 July 8: Lifting up his limp form they decided that he had kissed off.‘Daffydills’ in|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 52: The person doc said his temperature was 227 and that he would kiss off at any moment.in Zwilling|
|Body of Evidence (1992) 232: He related to her killer to the point he freaked, took himself out of circulation, kissed off before he cracked.|
|Sl. and Sociability 83: Five terms mean ‘kill’: chill, kiss-off, off, vamp, and waste.|
3. to defraud, to cheat.
|Und. Speaks n.p.: Kissed off, defrauded of share of loot or plunder.|
4. to reject, to ignore, to spurn, esp. a lover; thus excl. kiss off!, go away, don’t talk rubbish!
|Harder They Fall (1971) 225: Soon as I [...] pay him off, I kiss him off for good.|
|USA Confidential 39: The prostitute is kissed, then kissed off.|
|Essential Lenny Bruce 248: That kisses off the grandchildren.|
|No Beast So Fierce 163: We can kiss this one off [i,.e. a planned robbery] for good.|
|Rat on Fire (1982) 33: Too much time in to retire and kiss off the pension.|
|Golden Orange (1991) 240: Sammy Vogel kissed it off.|
5. (also kiss out) to bring to an end.
|One-Way Ride 33: He should have had sense enough after that Elba jolt to kiss himself out of the game.|
|letter 30 Apr. in Selected Letters (2014) 80: I bnogged down today on page 122 of the new opus, and when your letter came I decided to kiss off for the day, and answer.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Dead Zone (1980) 193: You can kiss off that book!|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 205: Barb kissed off ‘Twilight Time.’ Barb did the Mashed Potato. Barb did the Swim.|
6. to come to an end.
|Battle Cry (1964) 102: We both knew it [i.e. an affair] was going to kiss off sooner or later.|
7. (US) to leave; leave alone; also as excl. go away!
|letter 31 Dec. in Selected Letters (2014) 113: Kiss off, Devlin. I’ve got my own troubles.|
|Current Sl. I:1 5/2: Kiss off Leave someone alone, go away.|