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.
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And then, China tightened its restrictions and gave us the boot.
We had a poor night and have to hope that gave us the boot up the backside we obviously needed.