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be kicked to the curb

To be discarded, abandoned, or dismissed (as from employment) due to being unwanted, obsolete, or redundant. I can't believe that I was kicked to the curb after 20 years of hard work for that company! I think it's about time this old computer was kicked to the curb. I heard Jenny's new boyfriend has already been kicked to the curb. Easy come, easy go!
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Paying the highest price, of course, will be the dedicated workers and their families who will be kicked to the curb after years of sacrifice and hard work that built MillerCoors into the industry leader it is today," Gammon said.
I was utterly shocked and just kicked to the curb with the way it went down.
You've been rejected, pushed away, kicked to the curb, thrown under the bus.
Young Pharoz and Ibrahim Abdul Athem were the grooviest of the crew after a jiggy performance that left Eman Karakeboo finally kicked to the curb in the results episode.
Ever since the scandal broke that Kristen Stewart had been having an affair with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, rumors have been swirling that if Sanders were to direct the sequel, Stewart would have to be kicked to the curb, as demanded by Sander's wife Liberty Ross.
We were kicked to the curb," said Tom Gilman, who spent 30 years with Chrysler and is now president and chief executive of TD Auto Finance.
The piece cited an employee of an ad agency handling the Chrysler consumer brand's Twitter account who was kicked to the curb after posting a comment that read, "I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to drive.
Are there new approaches that can foster efficiency and speed without making customers feel like they are being kicked to the curb.
The class shown by football coach Tom Landry as he was kicked to the curb by the Dallas Cowboys' new owner is a defining moment in a 29-year tenure with the team that included five Super Bowl appearances.
But, if there is a moral obligation to protect Griffey, it is all but kicked to the curb in its sweeping story of Bonds.
In the third chapter of Pixar's saga about a boy's toys, the plastic and wooden playthings that fill their owner's toybox face the sad reality that their child-owner has grown up and is heading to college, and they are about to be kicked to the curb like a pair of empty-nester parents.
We all make mistakes and we're all kicked to the curb because of it.
Well, this week she was well and truly kicked to the curb as I enjoyed being chauffeur-driven by the lovely people over at INTX up to Yorkshire for a well-deserved spa break at the Titanic spa in Huddersfield (the UK's first ecospa).
The lowest functioning people get kicked to the curb," Dr.