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Get the boot


Fired. ‘Boot’ is used in the sense of being kicked out of a job. Can also be asked to leave a situation, group, committee etc. One is not laid off nor down-sized but actually asked to leave a job. (Compare to Get the ax.)

“My dad started drinking heavily ever since he got the boot from his corporate job.”

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