get (or give) the hook

get (or give) the hook
idi+inf Informal. to receive (or subject to) a dismissal

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • get (or give) the hook — idi+inf Informal. to receive (or subject to) a dismissal …   From formal English to slang

  • give\ the\ bounce — • give the bounce • give the gate v. phr. slang 1. • give the air To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from. Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl. Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give\ the\ gate — • give the bounce • give the gate v. phr. slang 1. • give the air To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from. Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl. Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give the bounce — or[give the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or[give the air] To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from. * /Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl./ * /Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give the bounce — or[give the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or[give the air] To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from. * /Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl./ * /Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get (or give someone) the hook N. Amer. — get (or give someone) the hook N. Amer. informal be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job. → hook …   English new terms dictionary

  • get the hook — phrasal : to be removed or discharged * * * get (or give someone) the hook informal be dismissed (or dismiss someone) from a job …   Useful english dictionary

  • hook — hook1 hookless, adj. hooklike, adj. /hook/, n. 1. a curved or angular piece of metal or other hard substance for catching, pulling, holding, or suspending something. 2. a fishhook. 3. anything that catches; snare; trap. 4. something that attracts …   Universalium

  • hook — 1 noun (C) 1 FOR HANGING THINGS ON a curved piece of metal or plastic that you use for hanging things on: Put your coat on the hook. 2 FOR CATCHING FISH a curved piece of thin metal with a sharp point for catching fish: a fish hook 3 by hook or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hook — See: BY HOOK OR BY CROOK, GET THE HOOK at GET THE BOUNCE(2), GIVE THE HOOK at GIVE THE BOUNCE(2), OFF THE HOOK …   Dictionary of American idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”