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Sack

DEFINITION

Fire from a job. Implies someone was let go for gross negligence or a really big mistake. Unceremoniously told to leave a job or situation.¬† Probably in reference to ‘put all your belongings in a sack and leave’. (Contrast with Lay off. Different from Hit the sack.)

“He got sacked the first week he worked there.”

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