the (old) heave-ho

Definition of the (old) heave-ho

informal

  1. :  the act of causing someone to leave a job, place, or relationship The team's coach gave him the heave-ho for missing practices. We got the old heave-ho when we couldn't pay the rent on our apartment.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing

heave-hoplay
  1. :  dismissal


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