Kiss death

kiss of death

noun
a fatal or destructive relationship or action: The support of the outlawed group was the kiss of death to the candidate.

Origin:
1945–50

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kiss of death
 
n
an act or relationship that has fatal or disastrous consequences
 
[from Judas' kiss that betrayed Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:44--45)]

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