get kicked to the curb

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get kicked to the curb

To be discarded, abandoned, or dismissed (as from employment) due to being unwanted, obsolete, or redundant. I can't believe that I got kicked to the curb after 20 years of hard work for that company! I think it's about time for this old computer to get kicked to the curb. I heard Jenny's new boyfriend has already gotten kicked to the curb. Easy come, easy go!
See also: curb, get, kick
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After the honeymoon phase, couples should keep their most bothersome qualities at bay or risk getting kicked to the curb.
Zu-Zu falls wickedly, landing with her neck in the street, her ivory beads breaking loose from her necklace and getting kicked to the curb while they roll around like all of her marbles or postmodern voodoo on the surface.