give (one) the push

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give (one) the push

1. To fire one. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the push.
2. To end a relationship with a romantic partner; to break up with one. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. No, Susan is single again—she gave Kelly the push.
See also: give, push

give somebody/get the ˈpush

(British English, informal)
1 tell somebody/be told to leave your job: He was stealing from the firm so the manager gave him the push.The company is in trouble. Who will be the next to get the push?
2 end a relationship with somebody/be rejected by somebody you have had a relationship with: His girlfriend gave him the push and he’s a bit upset.Why is it always me that gets the push? What’s wrong with me?
See also: get, give, push, somebody
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That can give us the push to go all the way and it can certainly help for the remainder of the season.
This is where going to the Far East, getting big sponsors, will give us the push we need, and that will go back into the pot.
If we do well, that will give us the push we need and an 'in' so that we can participate in the 2010 Asian Cup in Malaysia.
And Matthaeus said: "I suspect Franz can give us the push that Otto couldn't provide any more.
Hopefully this result will give us the push to go on.