heave-ho


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heave-ho

(hēv′hō′)
n. Slang
1. Dismissal from one's job or from one's position: was given the heave-ho after five years on the job.
2. Disposal of something unwanted: We gave our old toaster oven the heave-ho.

heave-ho

sentence substitute
(Nautical Terms) a sailors' cry, as when hoisting anchor
n
informal dismissal, as from employment

heave′-ho′



n., pl. -hos. Informal.
an act of rejection, dismissal, or forcible ejection: The bartender gave him the old heave-ho.
[1940–45]
Translations

heave-ho

[ˈhiːvˈhəʊ] EXCL¡ahora! (Naut) → ¡iza!
to give sb the heave-hodar el pasaporte a algn
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