heave ho


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heave ho

1. A sailor's cry to pull hard on a rope. We need to raise anchor, heave ho!
2. An abrupt dismissal or termination, often used in the phrase, "give (one) the (old) heave ho." I can't believe the boss gave me the old 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."
3. The disposal of something unimportant or unwanted. Give that printer the old heave ho, it doesn't work anymore. Ugh, this cereal is stale now—I'm giving it the heave ho!
See also: heave, ho
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SOAMES hits rock bottom tonight as his wife, Irene, gives him the old heave ho and he finds out cruel truths about their relationship.
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Kelly, 25, who is happily dating model LUKE WORRALL tried to give Harry the royal wave to let her in to say hi, but his people gave her the heave ho - leaving Kelly's face as red as the Prince's barnet.
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FREEDOM Final push before he swims off HEAVE HO Rescuers carry calf to the sea CARING Help on beach