give (one) the sack

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give (one) the sack

To fire someone from a job or task. The new secretary is so rude—I need to give her the sack. I tried so hard to do a good job in Mrs. Smith's garden, but she gave me the sack anyway.
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Tom, if you have nothing better to occupy your days until as I said, we give you the sack, why not go out and count the buses passing the Palace of Westminster?
Her exact words were: "I'm going to give you the Sack.