the ax(e)

the ax(e)

Dismissal from employment. Usually used after "get" or "give." They gave me the ax for sleeping on the job. After they announced cutbacks, a lot of us were afraid of getting the axe.
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axe

n. a musical instrument. (Originally a saxophone.) Get out your axe and let’s jam.
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