give the sack

give the sack
verb
terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
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The boss fired his secretary today

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The company terminated 25% of its workers

Syn:
Ant: ↑hire (for: ↑fire)
Derivationally related forms: ↑sack (for: ↑sack), ↑sacking (for: ↑sack), ↑dismissible (for: ↑dismiss), ↑dismission (for: ↑dismiss), ↑dismissal (for: ↑dismiss), ↑firing (for: ↑fire)
Hypernyms: ↑remove
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody to INFINITIVE

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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑give the axe)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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

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

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

  • 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 sack to — fire, discharge …   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\ 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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