give (one) the boot

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give (one) the boot

1. To fire one. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the boot.
2. To end a relationship with a romantic partner; to break up with one. No, Susan is single again—she gave Kelly the boot.
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There's a chance George knows his Carly is a bit of a forward lass and was likely to have been making all the running - or he could think you're taking advantage of his little angel and give you the boot.
No guard means there's no one to give you the boot.
The stone fireplace, the skylights, the wide views out to the lawn fronting Golden Gate Park--they all make you worry some club bouncer is going to step forward to give you the boot.