give (one) the shove

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give (one) the shove

1. To fire one. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the shove.
2. To end a relationship with a romantic partner; to break up with one. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. No, Susan is single again—she gave Kelly the shove.
See also: give, shove