the (old) heave-ho

Definition of the (old) heave-ho

informal
: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

old play
  1. : dating from the remote past : ancient

  2. : persisting from an earlier time

  3. : of long standing

  1. : one of a specified age

  2. : old or earlier time

heave-ho play
  1. : dismissal


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