GIVE THE AXE
- [verb] terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
Synonyms: fire, give notice, can, dismiss, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
- [verb] terminate a relationship abruptly; "Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman"
Synonyms: give the bounce, give the gate
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