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give (one) the ax(e)
To dismiss one from one's job; to fire one. The boss is going to give me the axe if he finds out that printing error was my fault.
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give someone the ax
1. tv. to dismiss someone from employment. I was afraid they would give me the ax.
2. tv. to divorce someone. She gave him the ax because he wouldn’t stop smoking like he promised.
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
- accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
- accompany on a journey
- a stranger to (someone or something)
- be out of (one's) league
- be out of somebody's league
- be in bad with (someone)
- (one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time
- bargain for (someone or something) with (someone)
- brief (someone) about (someone or something)