get\ the\ ax
- • get the ax(e)• get the boot• get the gate• get the sackv. phr. slang1. To be fired from a job.
Poor Joe got the ax at the office yesterday.See: get the bounce(2)2. To be dismissed from school for improper conduct, such as cheating.
Joe got caught cheating on his final exam and he got the ax.3. To have a quarrel with one's sweetheart or steady ending in a termination of the relationship.
Joe got the ax from Betsie - they won't see each other again.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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