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slang To dismiss someone from employment or service. The boss will sack you if he sees you've been wasting your time like this. A: "You lost your job?" B: "Yeah, they sacked me for being late too many times."
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Dismissal from employment. Usually used after "get" or "give." They gave me the sack for sleeping on the job. After they announced cutbacks, a lot of us were afraid of getting the sack.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
dismissal from one's employment. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) Poor Tom got the sack today. He's always late. I was afraid that Sally was going to get the ax.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. n. a bed. I was so tired I could hardly find my sack.
2. tv. to dismiss someone from employment; to fire someone. If I do that again, they’ll sack me.
3. and the sack n. a dismissal. (Always with the in this sense.) The boss gave them all the sack.
4. tv. in football, to tackle the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage. I tried to sack him, but he was too fast.
5. n. the completion of a tackle in football. Andy made the sack on the ten-yard line.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- (as) dumb as a sack of hammers
- an empty sack cannot stand upright
- be (as) dumb as a sack of hammers
- be dumber than a sack of hammers
- can't carry a tune
- can't carry a tune in a paper sack
- cat in the sack
- dumber than a sack of hammers
- get sacked
- get the ax
- get the sack
- give (one) the sack
- give somebody/get the sack
- hit the hay
- hit the hay/sack, to
- hit the sack
- hit the sack/hay
- hold the sack
- nut up
- sack (someone)
- sack out
- sack rat
- sack time
- sack up
- sack up with (one)
- sack, to get/give the
- sacked out
- sad sack
- sad sack, a
- the sack