give (one) the flick (pass)(redirected from give them the flick)
give (one) the flick (pass)
To summarily spurn, dismiss, or reject one. Primarily heard in Australia. Jonathan has had a broken heart ever since Pat gave him the flick. Management promptly gave the new accountant the flick pass after his miscalculation cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. They'll give me the flick if they ever find out I wasn't sick on those days I called out.
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give someone the flickor
give someone the flick passAUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
If you give someone or something the flick or if you give them the flick pass, you get rid of them or say you do not want them. Nikki has given Brandon the flick. Brunker plans to give work the flick pass by the time he hits 30. Note: You can also say that someone gets the flick. These ridiculous games should get the flick so we can have a real championship. Note: In Australian football, a flick pass is a pass made by hitting the ball with an open hand. Flick passes are against the rules, which state that the ball should be passed by hitting it with the fist.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
give someone the flick (or get the flick)reject someone (or be rejected) in a casual or offhand way. informal, chiefly Australian
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