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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.
get the hookAMERICAN
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.
get (or give someone) the hookbe dismissed from a job (or dismiss someone from a job). North American informal
get the hookSlang
To be unceremoniously dismissed or terminated.