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English definition of “give sb the heave-ho”

give sb the heave-ho

informal humorous
to take someone's job away from them, usually because that person has done something wrong: The newspaper's foreign editor was given the heave-ho yesterday.Firing staff and being fired to end a romantic relationship with someoneEnding relationships and divorce
(Definition of give sb the heave-ho from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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