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heave-ho, the

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heave-ho, the

noun phrase

Forcible ejection; summary and emphatic dismissal; the BOUNCE: If you make any noise, you get the heave-ho/ And he gave me the old heave-ho

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get the ax, give someone the air

[heave and ho, the sailors' cry when hauling, is attested from the 1500s]

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