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View synonyms for heave-ho

heave-ho

[ heev-hoh ]

noun

, Informal.
  1. an act of rejection, dismissal, or forcible ejection:

    The bartender gave the noisy drunk the old heave-ho.



heave-ho

sentence substitute

  1. a sailors' cry, as when hoisting anchor


noun

  1. informal.
    dismissal, as from employment
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Word History and Origins

Origin of heave-ho1

Noun use of phrase heave ho, Middle English havehou, hevelow
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Example Sentences

But in a shocking turn of events, wrestling got eight of 14 votes and the heave-ho.

Ornstein is a friend of mine, and was a colleague until I was given the heave-ho from AEI in March 2010.

However, partners who put up a fight might need a permanent heave-ho.

Silently you assume positions of leadership, oh so subtly giving slackers the heave ho.

These efforts must start with a decisive heave-ho of General McChrystal.

The men did “hold on” most powerfully; they did more, they hauled upon the rope, hand over hand, to a “Yo-heave-ho!”

Names like Rummiley come from the old cry of sailors, Rummylow, which they used as sailors use "Heave-ho" now.

Robert and the boatman swelled the chorus as desired, with rollicking "Heave ho's."

"Heave ho, my hearties," cried Jim as we pulled up our stone anchors.

The deep-toned chorus of the sailor, the creaking of the capstan, and the clanking of the iron cogs; the “heave-ho!”

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