send (one) packing

send (one) packing

To dismiss or send one away rudely or abruptly. When it became clear he was only interested in making a profit for himself, we sent him packing. I was only five minutes late, but the boss sent me packing nonetheless.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

send someone packing

Fig. to send someone away; to dismiss someone, possibly rudely. I couldn't stand him anymore, so I sent him packing. The maid proved to be so incompetent that I had to send her packing.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

send someone packing

INFORMAL
COMMON If someone sends another person packing, they tell them very forcefully to leave a place, or to leave their job. The footballer was sent packing after a very public row with the coach. Lowe sent him packing after finding out about his lies.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

send someone packing

make someone leave in an abrupt or peremptory way. informal
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

send somebody ˈpacking

(informal) tell somebody firmly or rudely to go away because they are annoying or disturbing you; dismiss somebody from a job: He wanted to borrow money off me, but I sent him packing.They caught him stealing company property and he was sent packing.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

send packing

To dismiss (someone) abruptly.
See also: packing, send
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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