Gave her the heave-ho - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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give (one) the heave-ho
To dismiss or reject one. "Heave-ho" refers to the literal lifting and tossing of an object; in this sense, it is used metaphorically. I can't believe the boss gave me the heave-ho after five years on the job! A: "Did you hear that Liz broke up with Dan?" B: "Wow, I never expected her to give him the heave-ho!"
give something/someone the heave-ho or
give something/someone the old heave-ho INFORMAL
If you give something or someone the heave-ho or the old heave-ho, you get rid of them. The band members decided to give their drummer the heave-ho. Harry gave his girlfriend the old heave-ho and moved in with the Texan. Note: You can also say that someone or something gets the heave-ho or gets the old heave-ho. There was a 40 per cent drop in film production, with a lot of high profile projects getting the heave-ho.
give (or get) the heave-ho expel (or be expelled) from an institution, association, or contest. informal
give somebody the (old) heave-ˈho (informal) dismiss somebody from their job; end a relationship with somebody: ‘Are Julie and Mike still together?’ ‘Oh no, she gave him the old heave-ho a couple of months ago.’ Heave-ho was originally the cry of sailors when pulling up the anchor.
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If, however, she decides that you and she are over, then you have to accept it - just as your long-term partner had to accept it when you gave her the heave-ho
after 18 years together.
The former England star first gave her the heave-ho
last month after she was caught up in the Jade Goody racist row.
A source revealed: "Lopez gave her the heave-ho
simply because she's a woman.
A local BBC executive gave her the heave-ho
with a blunt 'don't call us, we'll call you' message.
But he gave her the heave-ho
after three months - again because he wasn't ready to settle down.