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give someone the heave-ho

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give someone the heave-ho

verb phrase

To dismiss or reject someone; GIVE someone THE AIR: It took Lisa two years to give her boyfriend the heave-ho (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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