The axing has inspired countless articles on appropriate dismissal methods.
Smith has said she got the impression that her axing came from the suits upstairs, not from show creator Shonda Rhimes.
"She'd be axing the ladies to go home wid her and cook it for her after giving it her," said another.
No, then, indeed I didn't, darling; and glad enough he was to be axing me.
Like —— and blazes, your honour, axing your pardon, and the deck's.
There's a jintleman in the drawing-room as is axing afther masther.
Had my eye pick'd out by a pavior, who was axing his way, he didn't care where.
You was axing, Tom, ef there was more business with thim Injun critters.
Give a man yer shirt, and ye must cut yer lucky or he'll be after axing ye for yer skin.
Well, when this lad's gone aboard, and is away, I'll be axing for more of his gold.
[musical instrument sense fr the resemblance in shape between a saxophone and an ax, and possibly fr the rhyme with sax]