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get the gate

To be dismissed or spurned. I'm trying to sell these vacuums door to door, and I'm getting the gate left and right!
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get the gate

Inf. to be sent away; to be rejected. I thought he liked me, but I got the gate. I was afraid I'd get the gate, and I was right.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get the gate

AMERICAN
If someone gets the gate, they are sent away or told that they are not wanted. He was replaced for a time by the respected Emanuel Steward, who also eventually got the gate. Note: You can also say that someone is given the gate. Both competitors were given the gate for breaking the rules.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

get (or be given) the gate

be dismissed from a job. North American informal
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get the gate

Slang
To be dismissed or rejected.
See also: gate, get
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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