give the bounce

give the bounce
verb
terminate a relationship abruptly
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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, ↑break, ↑break up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody something


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  • 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\ 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

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

  • 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 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\ benefit\ of\ the\ doubt — v. phr. To believe (a person) is innocent rather than guilty when you are not sure. The money was stolen and John was the only boy who had known where it was, but the teacher gave him the benefit of the doubt. George s grade was higher than usual …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give the air — See: GIVE THE BOUNCE(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

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