give (one) the sack

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give (one) the sack

To fire someone from a job or task. The new secretary is so rude—I need to give her the sack. I tried so hard to do a good job in Mrs. Smith's garden, but she gave me the sack anyway.
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It was disappointing to hear the chairman, two days after sacking us, making comments about thinking long-term and needing stability when he'd given us the sack six games in.