Phrases you've picked up from pop culture

Kibosh is almost definitely not Irish.

Was it macuilse who was also trying to claim Anne Boleyn was Irish?

Pretty much everything he/she posts is arse backwards.
 
Another interesting conjecture that has been advocated several times, notably by the Irish poet, Padraic Colum, is that kibosh is Gaelic, from the phrase variously cited as cie báis, caidhp (an) bháis or caidhpín (an) bháis, cap of death, where báis is pronounced “bawsh” and cie is said with a hard initial consonant. The cap is said to have been the one worn by judges when pronouncing sentence of death.
 
Another interesting conjecture that has been advocated several times, notably by the Irish poet, Padraic Colum, is that kibosh is Gaelic, from the phrase variously cited as cie báis, caidhp (an) bháis or caidhpín (an) bháis, cap of death, where báis is pronounced “bawsh” and cie is said with a hard initial consonant. The cap is said to have been the one worn by judges when pronouncing sentence of death.

A load of guff.

This is a bit like the oft cited "Murphy means sea dog" nonsense.
 
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