get the sack

Definition of get the sack

informal

  1. :  to be dismissed suddenly from a job :  to get fired She got the sack for always being late.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

sackplay
  1. :  a usually rectangular-shaped bag (as of paper, burlap, or canvas)

    :  the amount contained in a sack

    :  a fixed amount of a commodity used as a unit of measure

  1. :  to put in or as if in a sack

    :  to dismiss especially summarily

    :  to tackle (the quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage in football

  1. :  any of several white wines imported to England from Spain and the Canary Islands during the 16th and 17th centuries

  1. :  to plunder (as a town) especially after capture

    :  to strip of valuables :  loot

  1. :  the plundering of a captured town


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