show somebody the door
show (one) the door
1. To accompany one to the exit from a room or building. Thank you so much for coming in for the interview. John, would you please show Mr. Porter the door?
2. To escort or forcibly remove one from a building, typically due to some violation of the rules. The bouncers had to show the man the door after started getting too aggressive with other people in the club. Sir, if you don't calm down, I'm afraid I'll have to show you the door.
3. To order one to leave some place. I hadn't even finished my proposal before the bosses showed me the door.
4. By extension, to fire one from a job. I'll let you off with a warning this once, but if you ever show up to work smelling of alcohol again, I'll show you the door so fast it will make your head spin.
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show somebody the ˈdoor(informal) tell somebody to leave because of an argument or bad behaviour: If she spoke to me like that, I’d show her the door!
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