send someone 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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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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So you may decide to send someone packing with a note attached saying "they're yours".
If you're in the business of hanging people in a prison, you probably don't need an arithmetic reckoner from time to time on how much gravity you require to send someone packing.
Don't be afraid to send someone packing. It means passing through the room where the kids have gathered every few minutes.