get the bullet

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get the bullet

To lose one's job. Primarily heard in UK. You're going to get the bullet if you keep coming into work late.
See also: bullet, get
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get the bullet

BRITISH, INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone gets the bullet, they lose their job. The banks are still making money but they only have to have one bad year and everybody gets the bullet. Note: You can also say that someone is given the bullet. Pike was out of work for 2½ years after being given the bullet as the team's youth boss.
See also: bullet, get
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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