[Ads-l] Kibosh

Margaret E. Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Tue Sep 13 11:07:59 EDT 2016

I have always heard KAY (rimes with 'my') bosh.  I associate it with a song from WWI used in "Oh What a Lovely War": 'Belgium put the kibosh on the Kaisar'.


P.S.  My association comes from the musical revue, NOT WWI - just for clarification

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