heave-ho

noun
\ ˈhēv-ˈhō How to pronounce heave-ho (audio) \

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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“Heave-ho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heave-ho. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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