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get the push

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone gets the push, they lose their job. This time professionals are getting the push, not just factory workers and low-level clerks. Note: You can also say that you give someone the push. The boss has been given the push in favour of his current number two.
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give somebody/get the ˈpush

(British English, informal)
1 tell somebody/be told to leave your job: He was stealing from the firm so the manager gave him the push.The company is in trouble. Who will be the next to get the push?
2 end a relationship with somebody/be rejected by somebody you have had a relationship with: His girlfriend gave him the push and he’s a bit upset.Why is it always me that gets the push? What’s wrong with me?
See also: get, give, push, somebody
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