give someone their cards

give someone their cards
(Brit. informal)
DISMISS, get rid of, lay off, make redundant, let someone go, discharge; informal sack, fire, kick/boot out, give someone their marching orders, give someone the (old) heave-ho, give someone the elbow/push.
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