get\ the\ sack

get\ the\ sack
v. phr. slang
1. To be fired or dismissed from work.

John got the sack at the factory last week.

2. To be told by one's lover that the relationship is over.

Joanna gave Sam the sack.

See: get the axe and get the bounce(2)

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  • get the sack — Sack Sack, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, s[ae]cc, L. saccus, Gr. sa kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. {Sac}, {Satchel}, {Sack} to plunder.] 1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get the sack — be fired or dismissed from work I told him that if he doesn t change his work habits he will get the sack from his job …   Idioms and examples

  • get the sack — verb To be dismissed from employment. Syn: get sacked, get the chop, get the boot, get the elbow, get the ax, get the axe See Also: give the sack, sack, hit the sack …   Wiktionary

  • get the sack — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be fired or dismissed from work. * /John got the sack at the factory last week./ 2. To be told by one s lover that the relationship is over. * /Joanna gave Sam the sack./ See: GET THE AX and GET THE BOUNCE(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the sack — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be fired or dismissed from work. * /John got the sack at the factory last week./ 2. To be told by one s lover that the relationship is over. * /Joanna gave Sam the sack./ See: GET THE AX and GET THE BOUNCE(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the sack — AND get the ax tv. to be dismissed from one’s employment. □ Poor Tom got the sack today. He’s always late. □ I was afraid that Sally was going to get the ax …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get the sack —    If someone gets the sack, they lose their job, usually because they have done something wrong.     Charlie got the sack when his boss caught him stealing …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get the sack — to be told to leave your job. He got the sack when they found out that he d lied about his qualifications …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the sack — Meaning To be dismissed from a job. Origin From the days when tradesmen owned their tools and, when dismissed from their job, took them with them in a bag or sack …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • get the sack — be fired from a job, be discharged …   English contemporary dictionary

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