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get the bullet

To lose one's job. Primarily heard in UK. You're going to get the bullet if you keep coming into work late.
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get the bullet

BRITISH, INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone gets the bullet, they lose their job. The banks are still making money but they only have to have one bad year and everybody gets the bullet. Note: You can also say that someone is given the bullet. Pike was out of work for 2½ years after being given the bullet as the team's youth boss.
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Getting the bullet lined up perfectly with the center axis of the bore has been known for decades and is practiced religiously in some precision shooting disciplines.
Bilic did not know whether he would be getting the bullet for the Hammers' latest capitulation at the London Stadium.
So, even though he could have lost as many games as Frank de Boer by Saturday, I can't see him getting the bullet.
Just two days after getting the bullet following Blues' dismal 3-1 home defeat by Preston, the 70-year-old veteran manager is now a bookies' frontrunner for the reality TV show.
The security guy was having a bit of light-hearted fun and ends up getting the bullet.
Getting the bullet to open at lower velocities often means it won't hold up well at closer ranges with the higher impact velocity.
Frenchman Tholot, who took over last December, is the latest to find himself on the brink of getting the bullet.
I know some managers are still waiting for money they're due from their former clubs after getting the bullet.
But before getting the bullet, Solbakken - appointed in the summer - claimed he felt no shame in crashing out of the FA Cup to non-league opposition.
But sometimes the timing of the all-but inevitable is difficult to comprehend, and getting the bullet less than a fortnight into a new season seems distinctly trigger-happy by any standards.
Alan Pardew, out of work since getting the bullet from League One outfit Southampton at the end of August, will take the walk to the home dugout at St James' Park today for the first time to be greeted with a mixture of polite applause, complete indifference and a smattering of jeers.
I hear they're all getting the bullet for Potato Face and Christine's Legs.
The former England captain always seemed doomed, and only managed two wins in 16 league matches before getting the bullet.
If your boss shouts a lot and tells you how busy he/she works, he/she is probably crap at their job, and is living in fear of getting the bullet.
com reported, Rife Kimler, Bush's lawyer, has stated: "I'm willing to say that we'll consent to getting the bullet removed at a facility of their choice with the condition that if that bullet does not match the gun that the owner fired, that they won't prosecute him for that attempted capital murder.