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can (someone)

To summarily dismiss or oust someone from employment; to fire someone. Management promptly canned the new accountant after his miscalculation cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. They'll can me if they ever find out I came into work drunk yesterday.
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can

1. n. the head. Jerry landed one on Frank’s can. Frank crumpled.
2. n. toilet. Restroom? Hell, I ain’t tired! Where’s the can?
3. n. the buttocks. (see also bucket.) The guy slipped on the ice and fell on his can.
4. n. jail. (Usually with the.) I had to spend the night in the can, but it wasn’t too bad.
5. tv. to dismiss someone from employment. The jerk canned everybody who played a part in the gag.
6. n. a car. That’s a good-looking can he’s driving.
7.  Go to cans.
8. n. a breast. (Usually objectionable. Usually plural.) Man, look at the cans on that dame!
9. n. a measurement of marijuana. (Drugs.) How much do you want for a can?

can

/could do without
To prefer not to experience or deal with: I could do without their complaints.
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NEW YORK -- R/GA, the New York-based advertising agency centered in interactive media, today announced the additions of Barbara Canning Brown, 47, as Director of Analytics/CRM and Judy Oppenheim, 49, as Director of Research.
Jams, jellies, conserves, preserves, fruit butters and marmalades should be sealed with two-piece vacuum lids and then processed by water-bath canning.
The Williams site, Colusa Canning, has added retail and foodservice canning lines annually since being acquired by SK Foods in 2003.
After being cleaned, trimmed and/or chopped (if necessary), they are sealed in steel cans and then quickly "cooked in the can" to lock in nutrients and preserve taste and quality, similar to home canning.
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Canning remembers how quick a hook Miller had when Trelatsky encountered the slightest bit of duress as a freshman.
has announced that its new 16,000 square foot canning hall is complete and in full production.
Snap freezing preserves freshness and avoids the vitamin-destroying high heat used in canning.