give (one) the bag

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give (one) the bag

1. For one's romantic partner to abruptly reject or abandon one. I loved Mary so much and thought she loved me—I never expected her to give me the bag and then move halfway across the country!
2. To dismiss someone from a job; to fire one. I can't believe the boss gave me the bag after five years on the job!
See also: bag, give