Definition of get the ax
- The employees with less experience got the ax.
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
: a cutting tool that consists of a heavy edged head fixed to a handle with the edge parallel to the handle and that is used especially for felling trees and chopping and splitting wood
: removal from office or release from employment : dismissal
: to shape, dress (see 1dress 6e), or trim with an ax
: to chop, split, or sever with an ax
: to remove abruptly (as from employment or from a budget)
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