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show sb the door

to make it obvious that you do not want someone to be present and that they should leave: When I told my bank manager that I wanted to borrow £100,000, she showed me the door.
Translations of “show sb the door”
in Chinese (Traditional) 趕走某人, 請某人離開, 給某人下逐客令…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赶走某人, 请某人离开, 给某人下逐客令…
(Definition of show sb the door from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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