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give someone the hook

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give someone the hook

verb phrase

To dismiss, silence, or otherwise reject someone, esp suddenly: The teacher gave him the hook (1940s+ Show business)

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get the hook

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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