give the air

See: GIVE THE BOUNCE(1).

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • give the air — To dismiss • • • Main Entry: ↑air …   Useful english dictionary

  • give the air — See: GIVE THE BOUNCE(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ the\ air — See: give the bounce(1) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • give the gate — Synonyms and related words: boot, bounce, bow out, break, bump, bundle, bundle off, bust, can, cashier, deconsecrate, defrock, degrade, demote, deplume, depose, deprive, dethrone, disbar, discharge, discrown, disemploy, disenthrone, dismiss,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • the air —    peremptory dismissal from employment or courtship    • Referring to the figurative or actual ejection from the premises in which the work or courting took place:     If Victoria wants to give Jamie the air, it s no business of ours. (Deighton …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • give (someone) the air —    to dismiss from employment    The employee may also, if so unfortunate, be given the bag1, the boot, the bullet, the breeze, the sack, notice, warning, the wind2, his running shoes, etc. Also, apart from the bag, the sack, notice, or warning,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms


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