get\ the\ boot

get\ the\ boot
• get the ax(e)
• get the boot
• get the gate
• get the sack
v. phr. slang
1. To be fired from a job.

Poor Joe got the ax at the office yesterday.

See: get the bounce(2)
2. To be dismissed from school for improper conduct, such as cheating.

Joe got caught cheating on his final exam and he got the ax.

3. To have a quarrel with one's sweetheart or steady ending in a termination of the relationship.

Joe got the ax from Betsie - they won't see each other again.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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