give (one) the heave-ho

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give (one) the heave-ho

To dismiss or reject someone. "Heave-ho" refers to the literal lifting and tossing of an object; in this sense, it is used metaphorically. I can't believe the boss gave me the heave-ho after five years on the job! A: "Did you hear that Liz broke up with Dan?" B: "Wow, I never expected her to give him the heave-ho!"
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give (or get) the heave-ho

expel (or be expelled) from an institution, association, or contest. informal
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