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drop the pilot

To dismiss someone that one trusts or relies on. They always seemed to have a strong working relationship, so I don't know why he dropped the pilot all of a sudden.
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drop the pilot

abandon a trustworthy adviser.
Dropping the Pilot was the caption of a famous cartoon by John Tenniel , published in Punch in 1890 . It depicted Bismarck's dismissal as German Chancellor by the young Kaiser Wilhelm II .
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He said: "I think we've dropped the pilot and all we are left with is the Marie Celeste.
We've dropped the pilot and all we're left with is the Marie Celeste.
Jared Pitnery and Danny Garcia contributed four hits apiece as the Waves dropped the Pilots to 7-16, 2-6.