give (one) the boot

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give (one) the boot

1. To fire one. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the boot.
2. To end a relationship with a romantic partner; to break up with one. No, Susan is single again—she gave Kelly the boot.
See also: boot, give
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Charlie Butler, who is deaf, and his stage partner Maxine Bolton, were gutted when Simon Cowell and the other judges gave them the boot.