give someone the ax

give (one) the ax(e)

To fire one. The boss is going to give me the axe if he finds out that printing error was my fault.
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give someone the ax

1. tv. to dismiss someone from employment. I was afraid they would give me the ax.
2. tv. to divorce someone. She gave him the ax because he wouldn’t stop smoking like he promised.
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give someone the ax, to

To fire someone from his or her job. See also sack; pink slip.
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