send someone packing

send someone packing
send someone packing
To dismiss someone summarily
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Main Entry:pack

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send someone packing informal phrase
to make someone leave a place

They had a huge row, and she sent him packing.

Thesaurus: to force someone to leave a placesynonym
Main entry: send

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I
informal make someone leave in an abrupt or peremptory way
II
see pack I

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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