give somebody/get the push(redirected from give somebody the push)
get the pushBRITISH, 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.
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?