give\ the\ sack

• give the hook
• give the sack
See: give the bounce(2)

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

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  • give the sack — give (someone) the sack get the sack to be told to leave your job. After only 2 weeks she was given the sack for being rude to a customer …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the sack — verb 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 sack — See: GIVE THE BOUNCE(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the sack — See: GIVE THE BOUNCE(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the sack to — fire, discharge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To give the sack to — Sack Sack, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, s[ae]cc, L. saccus, Gr. sa kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. {Sac}, {Satchel}, {Sack} to plunder.] 1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give the sack — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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\ 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give\ the\ hook — • give the hook • give the sack See: give the bounce(2) …   Словарь американских идиом


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