send (one) packing

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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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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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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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send someone packing

make someone leave in an abrupt or peremptory way. informal
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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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send packing

To dismiss (someone) abruptly.
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References in classic literature ?
'And by-the-by,' cried he, as I was leaving the room, 'you'd better tell that d-d old sneak of a nurse to keep out of my way for a day or two; I'd pay her her wages and send her packing to-morrow, but I know she'd do more mischief out of the house than in it.'
Mitzeee's barely got a maternal bone in her body so it's no wonder the Costello boys take offence at her attempts to play mother hen and send her packing. She slopes off back to Warren, but things are just as tough for her there.
By the time the festivities come round I'm guessing Dannii will want to wrap her up and send her packing.
I would have thought that, after everything that happened, it would be easy to send her packing. You must decide once and for all what this girl means to you.
Like a prima donna making a triumphant entrance, the cow walks confidently to the water's edge, seeming to nod to the departing doe as if to send her packing. As she drinks, a bird settles onto her back.