chuck (someone or something) overboard(redirected from chucked them overboard)
chuck (someone or something) overboard
To dispose or get rid of someone or something, especially in an improper manner. Likened to throwing someone or something over the side of a ship. In a major corporate shake-up, most of the company's upper-level management was chucked overboard at the end of the fiscal year. I know it's a really bad habit, but we just open the window and chuck our rubbish overboard when traveling on a long car journey.
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