get\ the\ axe

• get the ax(e)
• get the boot
• get the gate
• get the sack
v. phr. slang
1. 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". . 1997.

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  • get the axe — If you get the axe, you lose your job.  ( Get the ax is the American spelling.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • get the axe —    If someone gets the axe, they lose their job.     When a company is restructured, the senior staff are often the first to get the axe …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get the axe — verb To be fired, axed, terminated. Everyones worried; two employees have gotten the axe so far this week, and no one knows why …   Wiktionary

  • get the axe — быть уволенным Нenry got the axe when he arrived late for work three days in succession …   Idioms and examples

  • get the axe — (Slang) get fired, get dismissed from a job …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get/be given the axe — ► if employees, services, etc. get the axe or are given the axe, a decision is made to get rid of them: »A planned expansion of Wyoming health programs could get the ax next year. Main Entry: ↑axe …   Financial and business terms

  • get\ the\ bounce — • get the bounce • get the gate v. phr. slang 1. • get the air To lose one s sweetheart; not be kept for a friend or lover. Joe is sad because he just got the gate from his girl. Shirley was afraid she might get the air from her boyfriend if she… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ the\ gate — • get the bounce • get the gate v. phr. slang 1. • get the air To lose one s sweetheart; not be kept for a friend or lover. Joe is sad because he just got the gate from his girl. Shirley was afraid she might get the air from her boyfriend if she… …   Словарь американских идиом

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