heave–ho

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noun \ˈhēv-ˈhō\

Definition of heave–ho

  1. :  dismissal <gave him the old heave–ho>

Origin and Etymology of heave–ho

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


First Known Use: 1947


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