- boot (to give someone the)
- Terminate, fire someone.
American business jargon. 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 arse/boot/heave-ho/ elbow — vb Australian to get rid of, jilt or dismiss someone; variations of give the wellie … Contemporary slang
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 the boot — Vrb phrs. To dismiss someone from employment or a relationship … English slang and colloquialisms
give someone the boot — informal See dismiss 1) … Thesaurus of popular words
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
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
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
Boot — A boot is a type of shoe that covers at least the foot and the ankle and sometimes extends up to the knee or even the hip. Most have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece.… … Wikipedia