get the old heave-ho

get the old heave-ho

To be dismissed or rejected. "Heave-ho" refers to the literal lifting and tossing of an object; in this sense, it is used metaphorically. I can't believe I got the old heave-ho after five years on the job! A: "Did you hear that Liz broke up with Dan?" B: "Wow, I never expected him to get the old heave-ho!"
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