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send someone packing

Fig. to send someone away; to dismiss someone, possibly rudely. I couldn't stand him anymore, so I sent him packing. The maid proved to be so incompetent that I had to send her packing.
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send somebody packing

to tell someone to go away There were some kids at the door asking for money, but I sent them packing. He got caught cheating on the test and was sent packing.
Usage notes: often said about someone you are annoyed with
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send somebody packing

  (informal)
to tell someone to go away, usually because you are annoyed with them There were some kids at the door asking for money, but I sent them packing.
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send packing

To dismiss (someone) abruptly.
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