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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Manager Walter Mazzarri soon sent him packing on a season-long loan to Valencia in August.
Parker was shown the red card early in the second half, after ref Gavin Duncan sent him packing for a second bookable offence after ruling he'd dived.
Hopefully voters will have sent him packing before he has another chance to use RBS to feather the bed of his rich chums.
Openers Rob Key (85) and Sam Northeast (33) were both dismissed by Dean Cosker before Daniel Bell-Drummond saw Jim Allenby pull off a reflex catch at slip that sent him packing for 14.
Polished shoes Combed hair Sitting in his chair Humming a jazz tune He gave a warm smile As he hugged and kept me close He''d take me to the shops And spoil me rotten Although I never asked him to Then one day he picked up his tool bag And walked out the door Nobody every dreamed he would never come home However God thought it was his time Sent him packing up there With histoolbagstillinhand But it seemed God never considered the pain it would cause But my Grandys in a better place now So my family should just pause And think of all the happy times we had Chloe Hughes, age 14, Fairfield
THIS was the dramatic moment a brave soldier came face to face with a gunman during a terrifying betting shop raid - and sent him packing. Iraq veteran Lance Corporal Jason Robinson, 26, from Solihull, leapt into action to protect female staff and hung on to the man after a one-mile chase.
Referee Ken Ginnett sent him packing as he protested that Sean Armstrong's second half goal was offside.
Also included was a tango section of couples wrapping their bodies around each other with great deliberation and a friendly courting duet between a short man and a tall woman who sent him packing more than once.
Jon Lewis was bowled by Shane Warne for 70 and Simon Katich added 10 to his overnight 50 before Dimitri Mascarenhas sent him packing.
They insisted Patsy, 26, sent him packing - in a bid to save their five- month marriage.
Wilson faces missing this weekend's crucial relegation battle with Inverness after ref Dougie McDonald sent him packing for giving away a late penalty for a foul on Ross McCormack in the 4-1 victory.
But modern technology was thrust upon him when his son Ken bought him a roach pool and sent him packing to Hampton Springs for the day.
Sadly they were forced to inform him he'd be lucky to get a shoe box for that and sent him packing across the river to Battersea.
Bath forward Sturnham received his marching orders in the Allied Dunbar Premiership clash against Bedford on October 3 when referee Ashley Rowden sent him packing following advice from touch-judge Andy Melrose.
KEIRA Knightley may have split from her lover but it looks as if she hasn't sent him packing.