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get the hook

To be relieved of a particular job or task. Primarily heard in US. After giving up back-to-back home runs, our closer got the hook.
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get the hook

AMERICAN
If someone gets the hook, they are sent away, especially from a sports team. When Caballero got the hook, Milne took his place. Note: You can also say that someone is given the hook. He allowed in three goals and had to be given the hook.
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get (or give someone) the hook

be dismissed from a job (or dismiss someone from a job). North American informal
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get the hook

Slang
To be unceremoniously dismissed or terminated.
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But prior to that the laugh-a-lot Jags were cracking up when Martin Hardie ran off thinking he was being replaced when, in fact, if was Falkirk No.10 Wright who was getting the hook.
Also make sure you keep your disgorger handy - fish can be distressed if you take too long getting the hook out.
Hamed Namouchi 4 When was the last time this guy managed to get through 90 minutes without getting the hook? Jeered by his own supporters.
However, with Rangers man Mo Ross getting the hook at half time last week, and his replacement Graham Alexander looking anything but the right answer, McNamara is poised to slot into the side at right-back on Saturday.
The midfielder ripped his shirt off after getting the hook before hurling the shinpads in the general direction of Denizli.
Getting the hooks to stay in a wahoo's mouth after he hits it at 20 knots is the hard part.