My Definition of The Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death

1)   Something that is ultimately ruinous, destructive, or fatal.

 2)   An action or relationship that is ultimately ruinous. For example, Some regard a royal divorce as a kiss of death to the monarchy. This term alludes to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, who kissed him as a way of identifying him to the soldiers who came to arrest him (Matthew 26: 47-49). It dates only from about 1940 but was previously called a Judas kiss.

 3)   When the nurse at the neurologist’s office last week says, “Have a great summer, and we’ll see you in November” as I am departing the doctor’s office.


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