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be kicked to the curb

To be discarded, abandoned, or dismissed (as from employment) due to being unwanted, obsolete, or redundant. I can't believe that I was kicked to the curb after 20 years of hard work for that company! I think it's about time this old computer was kicked to the curb. I heard Jenny's new boyfriend has already been kicked to the curb. Easy come, easy go!
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Coaches who get fired get kicked to the curb and thrown under the bus, figuratively speaking of course, because they won't step down even if their players aren't responding to them anymore.
Perhaps it will land itself in the standard-issue street-move arsenal or maybe it will get kicked to the curb like the pressure flip.
Was Halls kicked to the curb because ticket sales slid after Helmuth Rilling retired?
And while the bill theyll try to use to rip apart the ACA may be a mystery, the consequences are very, very clear: Tens of millions of Americans will be kicked to the curb, losing their healthcare coverage.
The snapshot was posted to the Instagram account of her mom's Kicked to the Curb Productions.
In it, experts suggest that some of the most popular measures of success, such as time to answer, average handling time, and call abandonment, are being kicked to the curb in favor of metrics that address the customers' needs as well.
JOHN O'SHEA just wants to enjoy the moment and last night kicked to the curb speculation over his international future.
This new edition adds material on technical drawing previously kicked to the curb by computers technology.
These latest Valspar formulations are designed to arm both the most proficient as well as brand new DIY consumer with the ideal coatings to refinish, revive and reinvent an existing piece that might otherwise get kicked to the curb," said Russ Neale, director of Product Management and Innovation at Valspar.
Goldenthal has never had a whole score rejected--though he did replace George Fenton's score for "Interview With the Vampire"--but nearly every major film composer (with the notable exception of John Williams), from the Golden Age through contemporary times, has had at least one score kicked to the curb.
Conversely, without it, will Grandma and her children be kicked to the curb, forced to wear barrels and eat pet food in a Grapes of Wrath-style migrant dystopia.
You've been rejected, pushed away, kicked to the curb, thrown under the bus.
Young Pharoz and Ibrahim Abdul Athem were the grooviest of the crew after a jiggy performance that left Eman Karakeboo finally kicked to the curb in the results episode.
However, one sidelining player also caught in the crossfire was Real Housewives of Orange-County's Fernanda Rocha, who claims she and Armstrong had a sometime tryst, together, but was kicked to the curb when Armstrong decided it wasn't good for her TV image.