86 (someone or something)(redirected from eighty-sixing one)
86 (someone or something)
1. To eject someone from an establishment without serving them. The boss hates this guy and wants us to 86 him.
2. To cancel or stop something. Why would they 86 the plans for renovations? The building is practically falling apart.
3. To dispose of something. Ugh, can we please 86 the coleslaw? Just looking at it is making me nauseous.
See also: 86
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.