give someone the boot
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- (transitive, idiomatic, Britain, informal) To fire, to sack, to eject.
I am sorry for your husband and children, but I have to give you the boot.
They said I couldn't do the job so they gave me the boot. So, now I'm looking for work again.
- See also Wikisaurus:lay off