Definition of “give sb the heave-ho” - English Dictionary


“give sb the heave-ho” in 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 foreign editor was given the heave-ho yesterday.

to end a romantic relationship with someone

(Definition of “give sb the heave-ho” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)