give someone the boot
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give someone the boot (third-person singular simple present gives someone the boot, present participle giving someone the boot, simple past gave someone the boot, past participle given someone the boot)
- (transitive with to) (Britain, informal) To fire, sack, or eject someone.
- I am sorry for your husband and children, but I have to give you the boot.
- They said I couldn't do the job and gave me the boot. So, now I'm looking for work again.
- See also Thesaurus:lay off