give someone the boot

give someone the boot
Vrb phrs. To dismiss someone from employment or a relationship.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • give (someone) the boot — 1. to stop employing someone. They gave him the boot for swearing at his manager. 2. to end a romantic relationship with someone. She gave him the boot because he wouldn t stop talking about his ex girlfriends …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the boot — (informal).See dismiss sense 1. → boot * * * informal dismiss someone from their job …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone the boot — informal See dismiss 1) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • give (someone) the air —    to dismiss from employment    The employee may also, if so unfortunate, be given the bag1, the boot, the bullet, the breeze, the sack, notice, warning, the wind2, his running shoes, etc. Also, apart from the bag, the sack, notice, or warning,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • give (someone/something) the wellie — vb British a. to dismiss (someone) from work b. to reject (a partner) c. to discard (an object). Compare wellie In all senses the expression is a variant form of the colloquial give someone the boot …   Contemporary slang

  • give (someone) the arse/boot/heave-ho/ elbow — vb Australian to get rid of, jilt or dismiss someone; variations of give the wellie …   Contemporary slang

  • boot (to give someone the) —  Terminate, fire someone …   American business jargon

  • give someone their cards — (Brit. informal) DISMISS, get rid of, lay off, make redundant, let someone go, discharge; informal sack, fire, kick/boot out, give someone their marching orders, give someone the (old) heave ho, give someone the elbow/push. → card …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the boot — informal give (someone) the boot to stop employing someone. Did she tell you why she got the boot? …   New idioms dictionary

  • boot — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. footwear, shoe; Hessian boot; blucher, hip or jack boot; seven league boot; brogan, buskin, chukka. See clothing. v. t., slang, kick out, dismiss, give the boot. See ejection. to boot II (Roget s IV)… …   English dictionary for students

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