give (someone) the sack

Definition of give (someone) the sack

informal

  1. :  to dismiss (someone) suddenly from a job :  to fire (someone) The company gave him the sack for improper conduct.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

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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