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can (someone)

To summarily dismiss or oust someone from employment; to fire someone. Management promptly canned the new accountant after his miscalculation cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. They'll can me if they ever find out I came into work drunk yesterday.
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can

1. n. the head. Jerry landed one on Frank’s can. Frank crumpled.
2. n. toilet. Restroom? Hell, I ain’t tired! Where’s the can?
3. n. the buttocks. (see also bucket.) The guy slipped on the ice and fell on his can.
4. n. jail. (Usually with the.) I had to spend the night in the can, but it wasn’t too bad.
5. tv. to dismiss someone from employment. The jerk canned everybody who played a part in the gag.
6. n. a car. That’s a good-looking can he’s driving.
7.  Go to cans.
8. n. a breast. (Usually objectionable. Usually plural.) Man, look at the cans on that dame!
9. n. a measurement of marijuana. (Drugs.) How much do you want for a can?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

can

/could do without
To prefer not to experience or deal with: I could do without their complaints.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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HANG SIGNS THAT REMIND CUSTOMERS WHERE TO FIND THEIR CANNING EQUIPMENT.
MacDermid, a fast growing worldwide business which is quoted on the New York Stock Exchange, has built up a 2.7 per cent shareholding in Canning over the last year.
During his years at the store level Canning developed a sense for the importance of Walgreens' people.
My husband Allan and I both grew up helping our mothers preserve foods by canning. Today we fill our pantry by canning much of what we grow in our own garden and orchard.
When canning fruits, you can reduce or eliminate sugar and can the fruit in water or fruit juice.
It seemed only a matter of time before Canning's bodacious bud took home the big prize, judging from the strain's history.
The reasons for canning are almost as numerous as the products people choose to can.
Step-by-step instructions for canning meat and vegetables safely can be found in the Ball Blue Book, as well as other cookbooks, such as Stocking Up, published by Rodale.
"Dale Katechis is the canning pioneer in the States," Gordon says.
Based in Zamboanga City, Mega Global Fishing and Canning continues to deliver its promise of a 12-hour catching-to-canning process to ensure the freshness of its products.
And, if you prefer, no glass.<br />While canned wines have been available for several years from the West Coast and Europe, they're just starting to spring from the vines in the Finger Lakes region.<br />Bellangelo, overlooking Seneca Lake in Dundee, Yates County, started canning wine in its Can Do line two or three months ago and became the first winery in the Finger Lakes to use cans.
JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU WOULD GROW in your garden may be preserved by canning. Only a few foods cannot be safely canned at all, some may be canned in one form but not another, and still others don't hold up well under the prolonged heat of processing.
"The canning process provides long-term food quality, as fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned within hours, which locks in all the freshness, nutrition and flavor."
was an early canning craft brewery (the second one after Oskar Blues) and has announced that it will now switch entirely to cans.