give (one) the boot

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give (one) the boot

1. To fire one. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the boot.
2. To end a relationship with a romantic partner; to break up with one. No, Susan is single again—she gave Kelly the boot.
See also: boot, give
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Swansea City fan Charlie Morgan, 17, wants to launch a teenage range after the PS170,000-week star gave him the boot for lying on top of the ball.
The English footballer's girlfriend model Roxy Townsend, 22, gave him the boot last week after a disastrous holiday in St Lucia.
But Slash and the rest of Velvet Revolver gave him the boot after a show in Amsterdam.
But bosses gave him the boot and yesterday at Edinburgh sheriff court, he admitted the theft of the 237 postal packages in February last year.
JAMIE Redknapp has revealed how his pop singer wife Louise nearly gave him the boot on their first date.
MEL GIBSON'S Lethal Weapon sidekick Danny Glover is quietly divorcing his wife after she gave him the boot for playing around with an African princess.
But ex- nurse Abi - with new-look dark hair - gave him the boot after he cheated on her.
At the time he insisted he went to the bar only to use the rest room, but Exodus gave him the boot nevertheless.
But Abi, 29, gave him the boot after he'd cheated on her.
Meanwhile Swedish-born actor and personal trainer Soderblom reportedly flew into a rage when he learned of her tryst in Sydney and Nicollette gave him the boot from her plush Hollywood Hills home.
Publishing boss Kevin Mayhew gave him the boot for gross misconduct after reading in a newspaper how Moore sexually abused a girl of four.
Which must be pretty much how the conversation went between actor Danny Young and the Corrie bosses when they gave him the boot.