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Something that may seem good and favourable but that actually brings ruin to hopes, plans, etc.

The role in the soap opera was the kiss of death for Ann's career as a theatrical actress.

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kiss of deathA kiss on the cheek that signifies the death of the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.
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