get the air

get the air

1. To be spurned, jilted, or rejected by someone, especially a lover or romantic interest. Samantha has had a broken heart ever since she got the air from Rebecca.
2. To be summarily dismissed or ousted, as by an employer. The new accountant got the air after a miscalculation cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars.
See also: air, get
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Usually the people who have connections to the top political leaders and ministers get the air tickets while those without such advantage are left in the lurch, said Surendra Shahi of Mugu, who has been struggling to get plane ticket to Mugu for the last one week.