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 went out with other boys while he was away.

2. • get the hook
To be fired; lose a job.

Uncle Willie can't keep a job; he got the sack today for sleeping on the job.

You're likely to get the bounce if you are absent from work too much.

See: get the axe
Contrast: give the bounce

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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\ ax — • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ the\ boot — • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the bounce — or[get the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the bounce — or[get the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get (or be given) the gate N. Amer. — get (or be given) the gate N. Amer. informal be dismissed from a job. → gate …   English new terms dictionary

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