send someone packing

send (one) packing

To dismiss or send away someone rudely or abruptly. When it became clear he was only interested in making a profit for himself, we sent him packing. I was only five minutes late, but the boss sent me packing nonetheless.
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send someone packing

INFORMAL
COMMON If someone sends another person packing, they tell them very forcefully to leave a place, or to leave their job. The footballer was sent packing after a very public row with the coach. Lowe sent him packing after finding out about his lies.
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send someone packing

make someone leave in an abrupt or peremptory way. informal
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If you're in the business of hanging people in a prison, you probably don't need an arithmetic reckoner from time to time on how much gravity you require to send someone packing.
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