give someone the gate

give (someone) the gate

Primarily heard in UK.
1. To be fired from one's job. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the gate.
2. To have a romantic relationship ended by one's partner. Susan is just devastated—Kelly gave her the gate a few days ago.
See also: gate, give
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give someone the gate

tv. to get rid of someone. The chick was a pest, so I gave her the gate.
See also: gate, give, someone
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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