give someone the heave-ho

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give someone the heave-ho (third-person singular simple present gives someone the heave-ho, present participle giving someone the heave-ho, simple past gave someone the heave-ho, past participle given someone the heave-ho)

  1. (idiomatic, British) To fire, expel or break up with someone.
    I'm looking for work again because they gave me the heave-ho.
  2. (baseball) To eject a player or manager from the game.

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