give the boot

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give somebody the boot

1. (informal) to stop employing someone They gave him the boot for swearing at his manager. (informal)
2. (informal) to end a romantic relationship with someone She gave him the boot because he wouldn't stop talking about his ex-girlfriends.
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The Rotarians give the boots to the charity which sends them to African countries such as Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia.