get the sack

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Definition of get the sack 

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informal

: to be dismissed suddenly from a job : to get fired She got the sack for always being late.

give (someone) the sack

idiom (2)

Definition of give (someone) the sack (Entry 2 of 2)

informal

: to dismiss (someone) suddenly from a job : to fire (someone) The company gave him the sack for improper conduct.

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