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sack, the

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sack, the

noun phrase

  1. Discharge from a job; dismissal; the BOOT: He was late once too often and got the sack (1825+)
  2. Bed as the site of sexual activity: Was this guy also a miracle worker in the sack? (1980s+)

[first sense apparently fr an old practice of giving someone a sack when sending him away; corresponding expressions are found in French: donner son sac a` quelqu'un]

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