give someone the gate

give (someone) the gate

1. To be fired from one's job. Primarily heard in UK. 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. Primarily heard in UK. Susan is just devastated—Kelly gave her the gate a few days ago.
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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.
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