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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His family turn against him, Tony and Cindy stick the boot in and Neville gives him the sack.
When Ste again turns up late for work it proves to be the final straw for Tony who gives him the sack.