give someone the ax, to

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

give someone the ax, to

To fire someone from his or her job. See also sack; pink slip.
See also: give, someone
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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