get the bounce

or[get the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or[get the air] To lose one's sweetheart; not be kept for a friend or lover. * /Joe is sad because he just got the gate from his girl./ * /Shirley was afraid she might get the air from her boyfriend if she went out with other boys while he was away./ 2. or[get the sack] also[get the hook] To be fired; lose a job. * /Uncle Willie can't keep a job; he got the sack today for sleeping on the job./ * /You're likely to get the bounce if you are absent from work too much./ Contrast: GIVE THE BOUNCE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • get\ the\ bounce — • get the bounce • get the gate v. phr. slang 1. • get the air To lose one s sweetheart; not be kept for a friend or lover. Joe is sad because he just got the gate from his girl. Shirley was afraid she might get the air from her boyfriend if she… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the bounce — or[get the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or[get the air] To lose one s sweetheart; not be kept for a friend or lover. * /Joe is sad because he just got the gate from his girl./ * /Shirley was afraid she might get the air from her boyfriend if she… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the bounce — be fired, get fired (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • get\ the\ gate — • get the bounce • get the gate v. phr. slang 1. • get the air To lose one s sweetheart; not be kept for a friend or lover. Joe is sad because he just got the gate from his girl. Shirley was afraid she might get the air from her boyfriend if she… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ the\ ax — • get the ax(e) • get the boot • get the gate • get the sack v. phr. slang 1. To be fired from a job. Poor Joe got the ax at the office yesterday. See: get the bounce(2) 2. To be dismissed from school for improper conduct, such as cheating. Joe… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ the\ axe — • get the ax(e) • get the boot • get the gate • get the sack v. phr. slang 1. To be fired from a job. Poor Joe got the ax at the office yesterday. See: get the bounce(2) 2. To be dismissed from school for improper conduct, such as cheating. Joe… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ the\ boot — • get the ax(e) • get the boot • get the gate • get the sack v. phr. slang 1. To be fired from a job. Poor Joe got the ax at the office yesterday. See: get the bounce(2) 2. To be dismissed from school for improper conduct, such as cheating. Joe… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the sack — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be fired or dismissed from work. * /John got the sack at the factory last week./ 2. To be told by one s lover that the relationship is over. * /Joanna gave Sam the sack./ See: GET THE AX and GET THE BOUNCE(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the sack — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be fired or dismissed from work. * /John got the sack at the factory last week./ 2. To be told by one s lover that the relationship is over. * /Joanna gave Sam the sack./ See: GET THE AX and GET THE BOUNCE(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ the\ sack — v. phr. slang 1. To be fired or dismissed from work. John got the sack at the factory last week. 2. To be told by one s lover that the relationship is over. Joanna gave Sam the sack. See: get the axe and get the bounce(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

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