get the can

get the can

To be summarily dismissed or ousted from employment; to be fired. The new accountant got the can after a miscalculation cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars.
See also: can, get

get the can

see under get the ax.
See also: can, get
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The cans are collected through the communities' existing infrastructure, which means Novelis doesn't always get the cans that are recovered for recycling.