give\ the\ gate

• give the bounce
• give the gate
v. phr. slang
1. • give the air
To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from.

Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl.

Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her the gate.

2.
• give the hook
• give the sack
To fire from a job; dismiss.

The ball team gave Joe the gate because he never came to practice.

Contrast: get the bounce

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

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  • give the gate — Synonyms and related words: boot, bounce, bow out, break, bump, bundle, bundle off, bust, can, cashier, deconsecrate, defrock, degrade, demote, deplume, depose, deprive, dethrone, disbar, discharge, discrown, disemploy, disenthrone, dismiss,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • give the gate — verb terminate a relationship abruptly Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman • Syn: ↑give the axe, ↑give the bounce • Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑part, ↑split up, ↑split, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • give the gate — See: GIVE THE BOUNCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the gate — See: GIVE THE BOUNCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the gate — break off contacts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • give\ the\ bounce — • give the bounce • give the gate v. phr. slang 1. • give the air To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from. Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl. Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give the bounce — or[give the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or[give the air] To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from. * /Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl./ * /Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the bounce — or[give the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or[give the air] To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from. * /Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl./ * /Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the axe — verb 1. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position The boss fired his secretary today The company terminated 25% of its workers • Syn: ↑displace, ↑fire, ↑give notice, ↑can, ↑dismiss, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • give the bounce — verb terminate a relationship abruptly Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman • Syn: ↑give the axe, ↑give the gate • Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑part, ↑split up, ↑split, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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