give (one) the boot

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give (one) the boot

1. To fire one. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the boot.
2. To end a relationship with a romantic partner; to break up with one. No, Susan is single again—she gave Kelly the boot.
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In those circumstances, you'd think any workplace would be well within their rights to give him the boot.
Unsurprisingly, Steve-O keels over instantly in pain - however, he did ask her to give him the boot.
Terriers chief Mark Robins still remembers how former Manchester United star Bruce (above) used to give him the boot during their playing days.
big for his boots, so personally I think we should give him the boot now.
Pregnant Kerry, 27, has warned she'll give him the boot unless he proves she can trust him.
ROBERTO MANCINI claims every Premier League manager will deserve the sack if Manchester City give him the boot.
Just over 50 per cent of X Factor viewers would give him the boot if they were mentor Gary Barlow.
And by failing to give him the boot yesterday, David Cameron showed the weakness at the heart of his cobbled-together Government.
Give him the boot before I start claiming benefit for blind rage.s
Brann were impressed with Maman in a closed-door game yesterday but last night they were set to give him the boot after discovering he'd lied about his age.
Devine insists he still hasn't been officially notified by the Larne board of their decision to give him the boot!
We can reveal Hoddle's White Hart Lane bosses were going to give him the boot whatever the score yesterday.