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"give sb the heave-ho" in British English

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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 ​foreigneditor was given the heave-ho ​yesterday. to end a ​romanticrelationship with someone
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