give the boot

 Be dismissed.
 ► “News from Britain today that the London Stock Exchange has given its Chief Executive the boot.” (Marketplace, National Public Radio, Jan. 4, 1996)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • give the boot — ► give (or get) the boot informal dismiss (or be dismissed) from a job. Main Entry: ↑boot …   English terms dictionary

  • give the boot — verb to fire, to sack, to dismiss. I am sorry for your husband and children, but I have to give you the boot …   Wiktionary

  • give the boot — kick; get rid of, fire, dismiss …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Give 'Em the Boot — is a series of compilation albums released by Hellcat Records. The first release came out July 29, 1997, and there has been a new release every other year, except for the gap between the second and third releases, which had two years in between.… …   Wikipedia

  • Give 'Em the Boot DVD — Give Em the Boot is the fifth release in the Give Em the Boot series. It was released in 2005 (see 2005 in music).Track listing#Give Em the Boot Intro # Ruby Soho Rancid # Never Die Tiger Army # Light At the End F Minus # Rudie Can t Fail Joe… …   Wikipedia

  • give (someone) the boot — 1. to stop employing someone. They gave him the boot for swearing at his manager. 2. to end a romantic relationship with someone. She gave him the boot because he wouldn t stop talking about his ex girlfriends …   New idioms dictionary

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

  • Give 'Em the Boot II — Infobox Album | Name = Give Em the Boot II Type = Compilation album Artist = Various Artists Released = October 19, 1999 Recorded = ??? Genre = Punk rock/Ska Length = 63:13 Label = Hellcat Records Producer = Various Reviews = * Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • Give 'Em the Boot III — Infobox Album | Name = Give Em the Boot III Type = Compilation album Artist = Various Artists Released = February 12, 2002 Genre = Punk rock/Ska Label = Hellcat Records Producer = Various Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • Give 'Em the Boot (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Give Em the Boot Type = Compilation album Artist = Various Artists Released = July 29, 1997 Recorded = ??? Genre = Punk rock/Ska Length = 61:17 Label = Hellcat Records Producer = Various Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia


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