Translation: from spanish

given the sack

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  • (the) sack —    dismissal from employment    In the days when workmen had to provide their own tools, they were kept in a bag or sack at the employer s workshop, or carried in them to work. To be given it, or sacked, by your master meant you were dismissed:… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • give the sack — give (someone) the sack get the sack to be told to leave your job. After only 2 weeks she was given the sack for being rude to a customer …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the sack — give (someone) the sack get the sack to be told to leave your job. After only 2 weeks she was given the sack for being rude to a customer …   New idioms dictionary

  • To give the sack — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sack — I UK [sæk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms sack : present tense I/you/we/they sack he/she/it sacks present participle sacking past tense sacked past participle sacked ** 1) British informal to tell someone that they can no longer work at their… …   English dictionary

  • sack — ▪ I. sack sack 1 [sæk] noun informal get the sack/​give somebody the sack HUMAN RESOURCES to be dismissed from your job or to dismiss someone from their job: get the sack/​give somebody the sack for • He got the sack for stealing …   Financial and business terms

  • sack — 01. We peeled a whole [sack] of potatoes to make potato salad for the company picnic. 02. The school board has [sacked] a teacher who tried to kiss a 14 year old student. 03. You can buy a big [sack] of carrots at the farmer s market for only £3 …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sack — [[t]sæ̱k[/t]] ♦♦♦ sacks, sacking, sacked 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A sack is a large bag made of rough woven material. Sacks are used to carry or store things such as vegetables or coal. ...a sack of potatoes. 2) VERB If your employers sack you,… …   English dictionary

  • sack — [sæk] noun I 1) [C] a large strong bag for storing and carrying things a sack of potatoes/flour[/ex] The sack was too heavy to lift.[/ex] 2) the sack [singular] British informal a situation in which someone is forced to leave their job We didn t… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • the order of the boot — Meaning Given the sack, i.e. asked to leave your job (see get the sack ). Origin Ironic reference to heraldic orders like the Order of the Garter …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • The Vatican —     The Vatican     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Vatican     This subject will be treated under the following heads:     I. Introduction; II. Architectural History of the Vatican Palace; III. Description of the Palace; IV. Description of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia


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