heave-ho

noun
\ˈhēv-ˈhō \

Definition of heave-ho 

: dismissal gave him the old heave-ho

First Known Use of heave-ho

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heave-ho

from heave ho!, interjection used when heaving on a rope

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