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noun & exclamation
(in Spanish or Spanish-speaking contexts) goodbye.
- ‘So, au revoir, adios, Jhuyt, whatever, because I am outta here!’
- ‘Well, among other things, their pension went adios, their sick days went adios, and they stopped accruing vacation time on a weekly basis.’
- ‘For this must be a very sombre day in the nascent history of Robot Fist; we say farewell, adios and au revoir to Mr Alistair Kennedy, founding father and patriarch of this most hallowed of organs.’
- ‘I really hated saying adios to two of my favorite people, Mexican Ambassador Manuel Uribe and his wife Barbara.’
- ‘Till further news (which is good I hope…) adios and take care…’
- ‘The only way they know to fight a media war is to take away the weapons - so goodbye cameras and adios cameraphones.’
- ‘Thanks for your loyalty and hard work - adios chumps.’
- ‘‘Hey,’ they hiss at us now, ‘I got mine, you get yours - adios chump.’’
- ‘‘I started to wonder what's going to happen to them when I kiss the world adios,’ he says.’
- ‘‘You guys know where I'm going, adios,’ Kevin sped off after Sigrid like Speedy Gonzalez.’
- ‘Long story short, kids love me, she said she did, but never really gave me the attention, and recently told me adios.’
- ‘Tell Gramps, to stay with his kind of reasoning, that because you're not married, the next step can't be divorce… merely adios.’
- ‘Time to say adios to being a whiner and, hello to being a winner.’
- ‘Sounds impressive, until you realize that it simply means the worker's job is contingent on the daily mood of the big boss, who can dump them without reason or recourse: adios chump.’
- ‘But if that happened two years or three years in a row, you'd have to say adios, and we will.’
- ‘We're mad as hell about it, without apology, and if Europeans don't understand that, well, adios, Haas.’
- ‘Anyhow, again, I guess you see that I do not have much more to chat about, so I'll say adios and look out for some greetings tomorrow.’
- ‘The experience cemented their relationship, but the way it played out - Make this happen, or adios - showed how calculating Lance had become.’
- ‘Guys are saying adios to the ‘thinning ‘look and going straight to the totally shaved (a hot look) or the horseshoe fringe look.’’
- ‘The evening also gave me the opportunity to say adios and vaya con dios to popular diplomat and good friend, Ecuadorean Ambassador Juan Salazar Sancisi.’
Spanish adiós, from a to + Dios God; compare with adieu.
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