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.
See also: give, sack
References in classic literature ?
His employer immediately discharges him--'gives him the sack' is the technical phrase.
Paul finds Leo and Terese hugging and loses his cool - he throws Leo's clothes out and gives him the sack.
His family turn against him, Tony and Cindy stick the boot in and Neville gives him the sack. No wonder he succumbs to an internet gambling site.
When Ste again turns up late for work it proves to be the final straw for Tony who gives him the sack. Steph enjoys spending time with Fernando and wonders if she needs some passion in her life.
The chairman picks the team - and after a run of poor results the manager gives him the sack!