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1. To eject (someone) from an establishment without serving them. The boss hates this guy and wants us to eighty-six him.
2. To cancel or stop (something); to nix (something). Why would they eighty-six the plans for renovations? The building is practically falling apart.
3. To dispose of (something). Ugh, can we please eighty-six the coleslaw? Just looking at it is making me nauseous.
to get eighty-sixed
1. To be ejected from an establishment without being served. The customer got eighty-sixed after drunkenly knocking over someone's table.
2. To be canceled or stopped. We had some great plans to renovate this property, but they got eighty-sixed because of budget constraints.
3. To be disposed of or thrown away. Ugh, this coleslaw smells rank. It needs to get eighty-sixed pronto.
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Sl. to throw something away. Let's eighty-six this stew and go out and get some decent pizza.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
tv. to dispose of someone or something; to nix someone or something. He wants $400? Eighty-six that! We can’t afford it.
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