give (someone) the sack

idiom

Definition of give (someone) the sack

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

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“Give (someone) the sack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20the%20sack. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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