give (someone) the ax


give (someone) the ax
Сленг: уволить, исключить (кого-то)

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • give someone the ax — 1. tv. to dismiss someone from employment. □ They had to give Paul the ax because he was so unproductive. □ I was afraid they would give me the ax. 2. tv. to divorce someone. □ Mary gave Fred the ax after only six months …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • give someone the go-by — tv. to bypass someone; to ignore someone. (See also go by.) □ Gert gave us all the go by when she was so sick. □ I didn’t mean to give you the go by. I’m preoccupied, that’s all …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • give someone the go-by — avoid or snub someone. → go by …   English new terms dictionary

  • give someone the nod — give (someone) the nod British & Australian, informal to give someone permission to do something. We re just waiting for the council to give us the nod then we ll start building …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the benefit of the doubt — give (someone) the benefit of the doubt to believe something good about someone, rather than something bad, when you have the possibility of doing either. After hearing his explanation, I was prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the axe — If you give someone the axe, you terminate their employment or discharge them from an office or position.( Ax is the American spelling) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • give (someone) the (old) heave ho — informal to make someone leave a job, or to end your relationship with someone. When sales fell, most of the staff were given the old heave ho. (usually passive) …   New idioms dictionary

  • give (someone) the boot — 1. to stop employing someone. They gave him the boot for swearing at his manager. 2. to end a romantic relationship with someone. She gave him the boot because he wouldn t stop talking about his ex girlfriends …   New idioms dictionary

  • give (someone) the push — 1. to end someone s employment. After twenty years loyal service, they gave her the push. 2. to end a relationship with someone. They d only been seeing each other for two weeks when he gave her the push …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the runaround — If someone gives you the runaround, they make excuses and give you false explanations to avoid doing something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • give someone the finger — give (someone) the finger American, very informal to make an offensive sign at someone by raising your middle finger towards them. When the kids were told to leave the store, they gave the manager the finger and ran off …   New idioms dictionary

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