get/be shot of


British, informal
: to no longer have someone or something not wanted : to get rid of
I'm ready to get/be shot of this job.
The band wants to be shot of its manager.

Examples of get/be shot of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But DeSantis and Haley—and pretty much every other Republican in the race—have aggressively come to Trump’s defense rather than pick this opportune moment to finally get shot of the former president. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 13 Apr. 2023

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“Get/be shot of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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